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I Am Uncomfortable In My Own Skin

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    The Woman In Me.

    I guess my delima is somewhat different than most.  I have DID (Dissociated Identy disorder) and have many different me's inside.  One is a woman named Brenda and she really feels like she is in the wrong body.  Sometimes I wake up at night and it feels like I have...
    allofus allofus 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 22, 2009

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    This Happens To Me At Work All The Time

    Someone will ask me what my race is... or what am I mixed with... or a guy will say my eyes are beautiful & ask me what nationality I am and when I tell them that as far as I know I am entirely Caucasian..they always answer the same way no matter how they frame the question: with...
    1sweetcookie 1sweetcookie 22-25, F Sep 27, 2013

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    I am 21 and I feel like i need to understand

    this otherwise I'll never be happy. so if there is anyone out there who felt this way and no longer does please help. something is wrong but I don't know what. It's a little long so bear with me. I have always been the type of person that was uncomfortable with the way society...
    ariannechantelle ariannechantelle 22-25, F Feb 2, 2014

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    I Wish I Could Change It

    No matter how much weight I lose or how much I exercise my body will still be disgusting. I am very short but not petite, I have gigantic broad shoulders, like no chest, and no neck. I am a girl but I feel and look like a man b/c of my body. I was not blessed with any nice...
    Readerblackchic Readerblackchic 18-21, F 5 Responses May 30, 2009

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    The Blue Pill Or the Red Pill

     I have always felt like I don't belong in it. I spent 16 years trying to make it fit how small I really feel.  I just wish i felt like i was one with myself like so many people i know seem to feel. I guess seem being the key word.
    sacredvision sacredvision 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 28, 2009

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    Yesterday I moved all my jeans into our room.

    I had recently dropped a size, so I was bringing all the smaller sizes in. I must have been wearing yoga pants and leggings for too long, because I went to put some jeans on this morning, and surprisingly, NONE of them fit. Yay, right? But I have no idea how it happened...
    LookAwayLookAway LookAwayLookAway 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    Not Quite Hating Myself, But...

    It's actually rather simple.I'm a quiet, shy person. I prefer hiding and being where others can't see me, like the internet. I'm shy of people and prefer doing silent things by myself, like reading, writing and drawing.My body and mind disagree with my soul. I am a large-boned...
    occasionalpessimist occasionalpessimist 13-15, F Mar 28, 2011

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    I think am to manly I lift weights

    and love doing sports Also because of genetics i got big legs I dont know, i just feel manly
    pistachog pistachog 18-21, F May 29, 2014

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    Polly

    One morning somebody was crying, but mornings were often noisy: fights about getting up on time and complaints about nightmares. Polly was so quiet, so unobtrusive a presence, that we didn't notice she wasn't at breakfast. After breakfast, we could still hear crying. "Who's...
    newmurderer newmurderer 66-70 1 Response Jun 25, 2010

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    40 Not Dead

    I am a 40 year old woman who cleans up well. I have a man's job so I am somewhat in shape but still has no girlfriends to go shoping with.  There is so much that I really don't know where to start.I want  girlfriends!!! I want shopping buddies who want to have margarita...
    silverbed774 silverbed774 36-40 1 Response Oct 21, 2009

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    I'm... I Don't Know - But I Don't Like It

    It doesn't happen at a particular time or place or in any specific situations... Just sometimes, suddenly, I feel completely uncomfortable with myself, inside myself. I feel gross, ugly, disgusting, and extremely self-conscious of it. I feel like every bad thing about me...
    StuckSilent StuckSilent 22-25 Jan 16, 2013

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    I Have Ana

    I have anorexia. I look at thinspiration and chat with girls like me everyday. They help me keep on track and help me be strong they are there for me. I cant stand my weight an want to be perfect i want to be someones thinspiration. all i think about is calories food my...
    DyingOnTheInside DyingOnTheInside 18-21 2 Responses May 8, 2009

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    I have never been fully undressed in front of a

    lover, in fact, I attempt to leave on as much clothing as possible. As soon as I get out of bed, I'm scrambling for my jeans so I won't be seen. For once in my life, I just want to be free. I want to stand before you, exposed and vulnerable. I want you to see me, in every angle...
    bowlofsurreal bowlofsurreal 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 29, 2014

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    I Have Rotten Skin I Hate It

    particularly since this rashI am ashamed of my skin and like to cover it upI feel unsexy and like no quality man would love me with this skinblotches, acne and pimples I am sick of it... I want beautiful skin .... and to be thin and lose some flab 
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 1, 2012

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    I always want people to be more interested in me

    than they are.. Not in a sexual sense eg. I have this lady I work with and a&he reminds me of my sister and id do anything for her but I'm pretty sure she would t give a shot of i jumped off a cliff...
    Alwayslost11 Alwayslost11 31-35, F Nov 25, 2014

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    Need Self Confidence

    i have always been self concious since i can remeber. i feel manly around all my friends because of my big build and love being around boys because i feel more girly. i find my self hiding myself in class and biting my nails when i stand up trying to cover my face with my hands...
    ladelmonster ladelmonster 16-17 1 Response Dec 7, 2011

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    It Makes Things Awkward

    It is hard to be in skin that doesn't seem to fit.  It makes you move in awkward ways.  If you are comfortable in your skin, you won't understand.  But, if you are, you know...  When the skin doesn't fit, it pulls in weird ways.  It stretches, and...
    skinnybitch skinnybitch 26-30, F 6 Responses Feb 5, 2009

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    I Dont Know How to Do

    It just cant change I have tried many times I want to be loved I desire for affection I want to love myself I feel better when I can lose weight It sounds crazy and stupid but that is the way I feel I avoid dinner with friends because I'm scared of gaining weight I'm very...
    PinkZlollipopZ PinkZlollipopZ 22-25, F 2 Responses May 28, 2009

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    Wanting To Change

    I've always been unhappy with my image. I'm short and look about 12 when i'm actually 19. I have boobs but they are tiny in comparision to everyone elses and boys point this out. I feel so uncomfortable that I hate going to college, because i;m aware that people can see me and am...
    brokenangel92 brokenangel92 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 29, 2012

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    Weight Room

    As my luck would have it, I'm stuck in a personal fitness class at my school. You might ask why I'm doing this. Maybe I love going to a gym. Maybe I want to get fit. Surprise---I'm in this class because, if I'm not, I'll never graduate. I've always been more...
    rustyguy rustyguy 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 19, 2009

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    Why can't I find solitude within myself?

    So critical, like a blade against my skin, a bow pulling arrows through my heart strings. I can't ever feel okay in my own skin. Too fat. Too tall. Too pale. Too tan. I can't seem to satisfy myself. I don't want to disappoint. I watch myself eat, I watch myself starve...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    Own your life, you must take control.

    We live in a world based of fear and media as truth. When we let go of those things we can be open to be fearlessly us @lovemaven told you
    healthybeautysquad healthybeautysquad 22-25, F May 29, 2014

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    I'm just having a day where I feel so ugly in my own skin, sucks.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 9

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    I am... and much more so now then when I was younger. Maybe it's simply that I gained more confidence in myself as I grew older, or it could be that I don't place as much emphasis...
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 5 Responses Apr 3

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    I hate being skinny. Everyday I get at least 3 comments or strange looks. by strangers, but also by my friends and MY OWN FAMILY. First they call me 'lucky' and the next day ugly...
    zoeverheulen96 zoeverheulen96 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Two years ago I carved the words 'Die' onto my upper left arm and it is still there, faded but visible.I have been dealing with social anxiety[if that's what you could call it] for...
    Phoenixem Phoenixem 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I gave them up a long time ago jus uncomfortable an always riding up so I quit wearing them an now don't own a single pair
    Me27300 Me27300 22-25, M Apr 8

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    Round Here Chapter One Part One (ROUGH DRAFT) 14,431 people. That's the population of Chacksville, Louisiana. I imagine this place is equally your home as it is mine. Different...
    rydermatherne rydermatherne 18-21, M Apr 16

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    A common arguement I hear is "why do you need that/why do you need so many guns?". Well, for me personally, 3 of my guns were inherited so I have great sentimental value, and where...
    MoonlightThunder MoonlightThunder 18-21, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    There was a white Syrian lady at the Coptic Orthodox Church in Bournemouth who saw me once walking into the church and she looked at me with so much hatred and contempt because I'm...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    I do not trust white people and I hate living around them ..I ve experienced lots of racism and putting down by them and in the last couple years they have conspired to get me...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 5

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    Upon opening my eyes I saw complete darkness. A darkness so pitch black I couldn't make out which way was up nor down. I knew that I was on my back laying on what felt like...
    FightingPhoenix FightingPhoenix 41-45, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    People are talking about themselves when they throw insults. You have a big nose? They WISH they had your nose. Your fat? They are insecure about their own weight. Your dumb? They...
    tessagj14 tessagj14 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    After wearing several women's jeans (and still love wearing them), to my luck, H&M actually offers affordable and well fitted skinny and super skinny jeans (and joggers) for men...
    anonimatovato anonimatovato 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 12

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    Today I was walking my dog (Staffordshire Bull Terrier) in the park and a Pitbull approached us, dived on my dog as was very aggressive. I panicked and kicked the dog on the chest...
    rywilk98 rywilk98 16-17, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I never liked my brown skin. I've been called ugly so many times that I now feel less and less attractive. I wish I was as light as my lighter skinned relatives. I just had to be a...
    jackiem29 jackiem29 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I have not skinny dipped once, but twice! The first time was at my grandparents house in January. I decided that since I just got into nudism, that I ought to try out skinny...
    ElvisPresleyFan3577 ElvisPresleyFan3577 18-21, M Apr 14

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    Two years ago, the morning of March, 25th 2013 circa 2am EST (peak), I had the most amazing experience (coupled with some not so great ones). The not so great was I found out my...
    VampGuy1 VampGuy1 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    I totally agree with Ali (an egyptian man from port said)who I met in Brighton many years ago when life was a little better and he told me that all white people hate us and if the...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 31

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    Photo: Refuge Knock out skinny bootPhoto: Delia*s Mallory mid rise skinnyI have purchased a few great pair of girl jeans with different washes and cuts. check them out!
    anonimatovato anonimatovato 31-35, M Apr 10

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    I am south Asian brown. I love my brown skin. I am not black so I won't fade away in dark. Also I am not white so my skin can survive in unpleasant weather.
    faisal6309 faisal6309 22-25, M Apr 13

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    I love the feeling when the sun is warming my skin and body. I am a sun worshipper. I love exposing my naked body to the sunlight so I can continue my no nonsense tan lines...
    juliewardatbeach juliewardatbeach 36-40, F 8 Responses a week ago

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    it was summer time and me and my sister where stuck in the crummy small town with nothing to do we always hung out with our friend jade sothe one day we where chilling by a lake...
    KaylaDem33 KaylaDem33 18-21, F 9 Responses 5 days ago

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