Afraid It'll Happen Again

If you see me pass by on the street you wouldn't say I look different to others, but put me to a place where there's a stereotypal bunch of people and then I don't fit in.  I'm about to start nursing school in a month, and I know for sure that I'm pretty much the only one who doesn't look like one. I don't care about that, the only thing I do care about is that they let my looks affect the possible friendship etc... there could be.

I have made my own stereotype of these people, I admit that, but usually it's fairly accurate. They dress mildly, normally,  they were glasses, never wear make up or dye their hair and all want to work with children...  they're the ones that disappear to the masses in a big crowd. That's my general idea... So there's me judging :D But anyway, I realise people can't always get along with everyone. I've started nursing school once before and came across discrimination. Looks wise, I did not fit in... I look confident but I look different. I usually have either black hair or quite bright red hair. I have tattoos and at the moment I have 5 piercings on my face... Not your average nurse, eh :) I do realize I have to take the, off quite soon... 

Anyway, I'm just afraid that the discrimination will happen again. I'm a pretty strong person and can manage on my own, but at school I do need other students aswell... But when I'm not like them, I'm easily being ignored. You might say, why don't I change my looks? Why would I? In my personal life, there's no need for that and if people can't accept me for who I am, the hell with them! But in the profession I'm gonna get, you shouldn't judge people, we're gonna have to help them no matter what, so why not start with your fellow students...

Oh and the looks thing doesn't only go for fellow students... Though I'm approaching 30 I get looked like I'm a petty thief at stores and grannies probably think I worship satan :) though I don't even dress like a goth... I just like to wear dark clothes...
Terrorita Terrorita
26-30, F
4 Responses Jul 23, 2007

Discrimination has sadly always been part of life and it sucks. In my eyes, everyone is beautiful. I don't care how anyone else sees them.

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Its a pity appearance is such an issue. They should be more bothered about whether you have the right attitude or aptitude to do the job than how many piercings you do or dont have. Personally, if a nurse who looked like you was going to treat Me I'd feel much more at ease than someone who looks normal!

I'm sure that if somone is in need of assistance they won't care about your personal preferance of make up or clothing...