Margaret Cho has floored me again. A radio DJ asked her, “What if you woke up tomorrow, and you were beautiful? I mean really beautiful. You were 19, blonde, weighed 110 pounds, 5’11″ and beautiful. What would you do?” This is her response:
These are my favorite quotations from her answer:
“Just because you are blind, and unable to see my beauty doesn’t mean it does not exist.”
“I have to believe that I am beautiful because if I don’t I will die. How I lived when I was convinced I was ugly: I starved myself, and fucking fucked as many people as possible.”
“I am so beautiful, sometimes people weep when they see me. And it has nothing to do with what I look like really, it is just that I gave myself the power to say that I am beautiful, and if I could do that, maybe there is hope for them too. And the great divide between the beautiful and the ugly will cease to be. Because we are all what we choose.”
Bookmark this epistle from Margaret and every time you start to compare yourself to the model on the cover of SELF magazine, go back and read it.