how do you understand
that when your father doesn’t notice you
it’s not because he doesn’t love you,
but because Facebook is far more interesting
than whatever question you just asked.

how do you understand
that when you can’t believe you’re beautiful
it’s not because it isn’t true,
but because society insists you will never be as gorgeous
as Photoshopped supermodels.

how do you understand
that when your dream school doesn’t accept you
it’s not because you’re unintelligent,
but because you’re part of a 52% white majority
instead of an ethnic minority.

how do you understand
that all your insecurities do not define you
and your inadequacies are not inadequate at all
because you are perfect exactly as you are.

– kb.