Young Woman's DeclarationA Poem by Heather Bereskin
A first person declarative narrative of who they are.
Most people view American women the same way the media views American women. Most people see vapid scantily dressed girls with long straight hair wearing Hustler, Playboy, American Eagle, or Abercrombie. Women who get so drunk they can hardly walk, f**k anything that moves, and uses the male fantasy of lesbianism to get as much attention as possible despite what others think of them.
I'm in no way like "most" American women. I don't wear makeup, mainly because I always mess it up. I only really wear comfortable clothes, loose jeans, sneakers, a fairly loose t-shirt, hoodies. No heels, super tight pants, no leggings, almost no dresses or skirts.
I'm not a fan of drinking and i dislike crowded spaces. I don't like parties and I certainly can't "dirty dance". I'm not a fan of busy bars and I hate loud noisy places. I'm the type of girl who can spend hours in a bookstore. Who enjoys a quiet cafe. Who would rather go to a movie than to a dance club. I'm the girl who gets her "socializing" from the peace and comfort of her apartment via the internet.
I'd rather write and draw than take shorts and dance on chairs. I prefer snuggling in bed with my fiance and dog to going out on the town. My "large social gatherings" occur only a few times a year at conventions for fandoms and things I enjoy. But I'm perfectly okay with this.
It's funny how American media views introversion as a negative aspect. It's as if there is something wrong if you don't like being social. In no way is this true. I am who I am. I'm proud of who I am and I wear that with pride.
© 2012 Heather Bereskin
AboutI'm a 25 year old budding writer with a degree in English and Comparative Literature from the University of Cincinnati living in Bloomington, Indiana. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Things.. more..