My biggest problem is that in the past I was ridiculed and insulted and called names about how I looked, it really made me so self conscious and feel so negative about myself.
Here is a story on Girls Aloud singer Nicola Roberts who felt so bad because of negative press on her looks, even though there is nothing wrong with her.
I am always self conscious and protecting myself from negative judgements about how I look, such as 'ugly'. Maybe now I am in my late 20s people won't say it, but people are still probably thinking it. I have been called ugly many times in my life and its kind of like made me believe that is who I am and how people see me.
Should it be hurtful to be called or thought of as ugly? I am trying to find a way to no longer be hurt by people judging me this way but I just don't know how to get my head around it and to not be hurt by it any more.
I just want to add, this is not about being shallow or vain, I don't care less about looks on others, but I have been made to feel so unworthy and horrible and inadequate and inferior because of this. I don't want to feel that way.
So, in your opinion should you be hurt by being judged as ugly?
Final point - I do look my very best and am in good shape, stylish, etc, but am just not a very good looking person.