Saturday, July 27, 2019
To Shade or Not To Shade
Apparently that is the question. Confused? Possibly. Well, the other day on Insta I received the following message:
When you pose in a car, may I ask a favor? Please shed the sunglasses for the time to take a selfie. As a lesbian, I want to see your whole face.
I went back through my Insta feed and noticed that there are probably about 35 or so pictures with me with sunglasses on and about the same with them off. So.... it is about even. But this issue of sunglasses or no sunglasses and the public's reaction to me with them or without them has also been an issue with this blog. A few comments that I have received over the years:
Love your cleavage and really like the picture without your sunglasses. You do have pretty eyes and a pretty face.
I know you're reluctant to take your pictures outdoors without sunglasses, but these photos are proof positive that you certainly don't need them in the shade. They are a lovely testament to the woman within.
Its so nice to see your eyes.
I appreciate the support, I really do..... at one point I was terrified to post any photos of me on the net as I was sure that someone would be able to recognize me. My sunglasses were my wonder woman mask that kept me safe from harm. Eventually they became a security blanket and I became afraid to be seen without them. Thus it was an unusual sight to see me without them, especially in photos. I mean at one point I wouldn't even show my face here! Yikes!
That is so craze-balls that I wouldn't even include my head in my photos. I went back right now and checked to see when I started showing my face but I got too annoyed trying to find it, but I want to say that it took me years to show my face. So yeah, at one point I think I needed to encouragement to show my face without my sunglasses.
However..... have you seen my Insta feed? As I said, there is about half and half, sunglasses and no sunglasses. Personally, I think the internet has now seen plenty of my photos without sunglasses. Even here, where most of my photos are with sunglasses, I try and post up one non-sunglasses photo with every outfit post. Occasionally you will even get a close-up of my face, like when I got my lashes done.
But even if you are a lesbian, it is not going to sway me much to post up more non-sunglasses pictures. Why? Well for one, I'm a lesbian also, so I am immune to other lesbian's super powers. And for another, who am I now trying hard to dress for? Me.
I have spent too many of my years on this planet wearing or not wearing items due to what other people thought I should or shouldn't be wearing. I'm kind of over that. Wait, back up, I'm not kind of over that, I'm totally over that! At one point I needed support to show all of who I am, but now, not so much. Thus I am going to wear or not wear my sunglasses, depending on if I feel like wearing them. If I think I look cute in a photo with or without sunglasses, I will share it.
I think the difference is at one point I wore my sunglasses to hide, now, if I have them on, it's probably because it is super frickin bright, or I'm taking photos in my dirt covered driveway and I don't feel like setting my glasses down in the dirt.
So, um, yeah!
There ya go!