How I Learned To Embrace My “Resting Bitch Face”
What It’s Like To Be Told To Smile More Your Entire Life
My first memory of becoming self-conscious about my face was around the age of seven, when my mother mentioned casually that I looked prettier when I smiled.
Even as a child, I understood the unspoken message — I was not pretty when I didn’t smile.
At that age, I thought it was ridiculous.
Why would I have to force myself to smile if I didn’t feel like it? What’s wrong with my normal, expression-less face?