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Judged by MirandaNelson Judged by MirandaNelson
Words Hurt.

This is not me in the photo, but It's how I used to feel and I know this concept is over used and cliché but I felt it was something I needed to do. The model, Molly, has also felt this same way.
From the time I was in elementary school I was judged. I had no friends, I just didn't fit in, I live in a small town and I was different nobody could accept that. I remember sitting down at a lunch table and everyone would get up and move.. I was in the 5th grade. I don't think they realized that years of not fitting in would affect me this much. All through high school it was the same thing, I didn't attend my high school graduation just because I never wanted to see any of them again. But in college everything changed, I picked up a camera and realized I'm not "weird" I'm creative and that is a good thing.. I found friends..and a boy who I love, who accepts me for me. I found I have a passion for something that I am good at.
I don't think I'd be who I am today if it wasn't for everyone who judged me, called me names, made fun of me, refused to be my friend, and treated me like a complete outcast. So I want to thank you.

I want to do a sequel to this about how I feel now, inspired and accepted for who I am.
Critique by Grace-in-Leather Jan 29, 2013, 8:38:52 PM
It's a photo that makes me very sad, Miranda, because I see such a lovely young woman wearing a wearing a shirt with such nasty words written all over it. I wonder if that's really you in the photo, or if you're asking for a critique because it's something you've created for some sort of school project on bullying. Either way, it's quite dramatic. If it's really you, it seems you've been judged very harshly in life, but the saddest thing of all is that you're believing all the lies. It's hard not to when you're a kind and sensitive person, as I'm sure you are when I look into those sad eyes and see the inner beauty in your soul. But you must believe there are kind people in this world, Miranda, who will not judge you, but will accept you for who you are and make you feel good about yourself. Those are the friends to cherish. You'll have a better chance of attracting people like that if you can find a way to start loving yourself. Begin by listening to the song ''True Colors" by Phil Collins, and do as it says. Don't get discouraged when people make you feel so small. Don't even listen to them. Let your true colors come shining through, and let people see the inner beauty that is inside you. Then show us those true colors. Put on your most beautiful dress and take a photo of yourself smiling. Be sure to post it on this website because I'd like to write a critique about it and send it to you. What was the first thing I saw when I looked at that photo of you in the white T-shirt? I saw a very lovely young woman.
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MartinOller Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Normally I would say concepts like these just end up silly, but I think it works because if the lighting, model and execution overall. The shadow behind her makes it look a bit like a cutout (?) though, but other than that, I like it.
KEMOSABE69 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Words heal. What i see is a beautiful young woman with her whole life ahead of her that is an unwritten book. Go forth and be all that u can be and rewrite that shirt with, model, activist, photographer , artist, or what ever your dreams are because without a goal or dream, u are with the masses of negativity which pull u down.
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Submitted on
January 29, 2013
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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1/125 second
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135 mm
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Jan 29, 2013, 3:51:44 PM
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