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Insecurities through Childhood
Have you ever been insecure about anything? Chances are if you’ve lived through your teen years you definitely dealt with insecurities or realized some of your own imperfections. I’ve definitely battled a lot of both, no for me I don’t think it was looks, size or any of that. My own insecurities were about my past, something that had been done to me. My own mind.
UglyDolls Movie is hitting theaters. In case you haven’t heard it is all about imperfections and how to embrace it.
Growing up I dealt with living in two different homes and having to be two entirely different people. But one was for a dark reason, the other was so I never let in on my secret. I’d put my own mother behind bars later, for good reasons mind you. But that didn’t stop the “other kids” from commenting about it or making the papers.
I Had to be Perfect
Eventually the comments wore on me and I ended up in a hospital. Kids weren’t always nice. Words can break a person more than you think. Once I was released that became a bigger secret which meant I wasn’t perfect. Who was going to spot that? I had so many flaws and I was afraid of letting others notice. I had to be the very best I could, at least that’s what I believed because if I was people wouldn’t notice. Am I the only reason? (Today, I know I wasn’t the only one but I didn’t back then.)
I Wanted to Fix/Help Others
No matter what I always tried to befriend the underdogs. I wanted to help anyone that I thought was being picked on or forgotten about. I knew how much it hurt. As I type this I realize so much more about my own life then and even now.
Yes, I have insecurities, even today. But I don’t worry about what I use to worry about. I’m learning to LOVE myself more. I think in many ways I’m more like the Lucky Bat (Wang Leehom) in UglyDolls. He’s a wise, thoughtful and mysterious advisor, but he’s a little insecure about his abilities.
Embracing My Imperfections
I wasn’t able to embrace what happened to me as a child until I was an adult. It took me 20+ years to be able to forgive what happened.When I finally did, it felt like such a heaviness was taken off me. I do believe my imperfection made me empathetic towards others. I can understand why others hurt. I can tell them everything can be okay. It made it so I was able to talk to others openly about what happened and know I wasn’t a bad person for putting people behind bars because honestly that’s what you’d want to do to them. You’d want to help children out. Instead I want to become a public speaker for sexual abuse and child trafficking in order to help those little victims out.
My ugliness, that I thought was ugly was something that happened to me. But it did NOT mean I was ugly, I wish now I could go back to that child, that teen, that young adult and explain this. Instead I can tell others that your past does NOT define you, it can only make you a better human being. Your past is something that gave you a lesson and you can improve someone else’s life because you’ve been through it.
I’m hoping as I go about the steps I’m making that my insecurities will fade away. Currently I’m taking courses in Microsoft to prepare to get a job in the next few months. My insecurities here are big. I’m always afraid I won’t be good enough at a particular skill, so to embrace that I study that much harder.
My BabyGirl when she first began school (kindergarten) she was told she would have to wear glasses. She was so embarrassed by them that she would literally hide them. This went on for a while until I explained some of the pretties girls wore glasses. I even contacted several companies that sent their products to show girls wearing glasses. She was confident after that, that she was pretty even with her glasses. In a small effort we went back to get her favorite color so she’d like them more. Today she no longer needs them but she still knows how pretty she is and loves to tell me she’s a geek and loves it. Yes, she loves science and anything Stem related.
Will you be going to watch UglyDolls Movie?
In the adorably different town of Uglyville, weird is celebrated, strange is special and beauty is embraced as more than simply meets the eye. Here, the free-spirited Moxy and her UglyDoll friends live every day in a whirlwind of bliss, letting their freak flags fly in a celebration of life and its endless possibilities. The endearingly unique residents of Uglyville occasionally look to the sky above the town, where a new UglyDoll will appear and be embraced by the community.
Moxy (Kelly Clarkson) loves her square-peg life in this round-hole town, but her curiosity about all things leads her to wonder if there’s something – anything – on the other side of the mountain which nestles Uglyville. Moxy gathers a group of her closest friends and sets off to find what’s on the other side. They discover another world – Perfection – a town where more conventional dolls are trained in protocols before they graduate and are sent to the “real” world to find the love of a child.
In Perfection, Moxy and her crew are subject to the manipulations of Lou (Nick Jonas), the perfect doll in charge of training recruits. Here, the UglyDolls will confront what it means to be different, struggle with their desire to be loved, and ultimately discover that you don’t have to be perfect to be amazing because who you truly are is what matters most. UGLYDOLLS releases in theaters this Friday, May, 3.
Yes, I’m going to see UglyDolls movie.
Honestly I think this movie touches on so many topics for so many of us, this is a movie for all to see. To embrace the things we hate about ourselves, things maybe only we see and others don’t. This is something that can help start those conversations with others to tell them they are beautiful just the way they are. I can’t wait to see this movie.