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Sarah Elizabeth, January 30, Australia

‘I love your nose, it’s YOU’ -my best friend in high school.
This comment made me stop for the first time and view myself and my nose through my best friend’s eyes. My self-acclaimed flaw was actually a unique feature which she considered beautiful. From that comment I realized the truth of how we grow up dissecting every minute detail of ourselves. We compare elements to those that frequent the fashion media and thus learn to disregard our own judgment of beauty. Having been so insecure about my profile,
which did not reflect many others’, it is a huge relief nowadays to be disappointed when told my profile resembles someone else’s; I prefer to be unique.