You Don’t Have to Be Pretty. You don’t owe prettiness to anyone. Not to your boyfriend/spouse/partner, not to your co-workers, especially not to random men on the street. You don’t owe it to your mother, you don’t owe it to your children, you don’t owe it to civilisation in general. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked “female”.
Also I wanted to share this:
This is one of my favourite songs to listen to when I have insomnia. Which is why I'm posting at 4 in the morning. For those who don't speak French, it's about the rain at night. It's kind of a love song.