The Curse of the White Skin.I'm so pale and my skin burns so easily I have to wear long clothes even during a heatwave. I can't use a sunscreen either, because it causes a very bad rash and it burns too. My skin is over-sensitive.
After a few very bad experiences with burnt skin I've come to avoid sunlight at all costs.
Of course I think my skin is beautiful and it's fun to amaze people with my paleness, but I've also suffered a lot because of it. I was bullied because of it when I was a child. Red hair, green eyes and pale skin was a clear sign that I was a witch, demon child and a freak. Other children would pull my shirt off when I was outside, or they would call me names like Snow White, Vampire, Dracula and the like.
But now I'm finally coming to terms with my skin color, it's not a mark of the devil, it's just different, exotic and beautiful. I've learned to love myself and my skin color.
HoofFoot 19-21, F 6 Responses 5 Aug 17, 2007