It seemed like a good idea at the time
Okay Reddit, this might sound weird.
I went through a I’m white phase.
I am mixed, half black and half white. I spent a good portion of my teenage years repressing any idea that I was black. I would dress like my white friends in the PNW and distanced myself from aspects of black culture. Barbershops, media, etc. I felt as through I wasn’t “black enough” to be a part of the black community / identity, so I tried to blend in. I would eventually get it from both sides. I would [get] “not really be black, you speak white”. But then in dating, I would be treated different because the girl or her parents would focus on my skin tone.
That last from about 10 years old until I was about 17. Once I got to college, I went through some stuff and just decided to be myself.
To any other mixed race people out there, you’ll know what I am talking about.
Be yourself folks. (jamestht 1119)
Pretty much my entire party girl/slutty phase that lasted entirely too long. Pretending I didn’t care what others thought of me when in actuality, it was the opposite. I was clearly seeking approval and attention from boys and I was probably the only who didn’t see right through myself. Ew. (atworknotworking89)
I was a f—ing train wreck during my Emo Phase.
It was VERY clear that I was gay. But I denied my sexuality because it was wrong and became a human train wreck.
I wore all black and was heavy on the eyeliner. I looked like a fucking raccoon that was about to shoot up the school.
I only listen “to real music” like MCR and FOB. I wasn’t a poser and hated preps. I wrote fan fiction (Draco x Harry, Sirius x Lupin, And Jacob x Jasper mostly) with my friends. We would swap the stories and read them.
I also became a border line stalker to a crush I had. We were going to fall in love and get married. Yes he was a dude, and no I was not gay.
God I need a time machine to punch my teenage self. (dinosaregaylikeme)