Please stop telling me I'm pretty when I'm not and allow me to love and acept myself for being ugly. I know I'm ugly. I have known that I am ugly since I was twelve years old. Before then I thought I was simply fat, and that when I lost all that fat, that I would be beautiful and valuable. When I was twelve I lost two stone, and realised I was simply, irretrievably, ugly.
Source: hancarolyn. This first episode of Appearance Matters: The Podcast! We hear from several members of CAR— telling us about their work and why appearance matters. Since appearance affects my life so severely I spend a lot of time online looking up information. I was originally looking for support, or even understanding. Please ask people to comment on here about their experiences.