Embrace the Pale

Embrace the Pale

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Holidays are approaching and with them comes the anxiety of getting my legs out and boobs out (bikinis people, minds out of the gutter please)! I’m going on two holidays over the next few months and it got me thinking about how paranoid and self conscious I used to feel (and sometimes still do) about my skin.  Being very pale in the summer comes with its difficulties… number one – burning (OUCH)…. number two – the comments:

“Why are you so white? What’s wrong with you?”

“Have you never heard of fake tan?”

“Why don’t you go out in the sun and stop being so pale?”

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