Friday, May 6, 2016
Which Me is the Real Me?
Wow, those two photos combined look really weird! I have seen this sort of thing done by others and I thought I would give it a try. Kind of interesting. Kind of gives me a slightly different view of myself. It is how I think of my own identity, but it is weird seeing both presentations of me mixed together.
It kind of reminds me of a lyric from Eminem - "Will the real Slim Shady please stand up?" Funny. It also kind of reminds me of photo sets like these:
Like which me is the real me?
But is that what is asked when we see gorgeous women with no makeup on, transformed into an equally gorgeous, but somehow different, woman with makeup on? Do we ask her which version of herself is the real version?
No. They are both her real self. The are both the real her.
But with transgender people, it appears to be a valid question. So many of us are so concerned with being our authentic self. Which is often a tagline used by so many to justify transitioning.
So... which me is the real me? They are all the real me. The version with the fuzzy face? Yup, that's the real me. The version without makeup, yup that's the real me. The version all made up? Yup that is the real me as well.
They are all the real me because the real me does not come from my presentation. The real me comes from within. As long as I am true to myself, that realness will come through, regardless of how I choose to present.
Take the time to treat yourself right.