Ugly Hurts

November 03, 2014  •  2 Comments

Ugly Hurts
Words Hurt

In the past two weeks, I have seen two difference instances where words hurt. One was an adult telling a child that her smile was ugly. As soon as the words came out of the adult’s mouth they hurt me, but to see the smile on the child’s face go away, made me want to cry. The other came from a mother, and then she wondered why she didn’t want to take pictures after that. 

I know there are so many words that can tear people down, but “ugly” has to be banned from my studio. Whether it’s speaking about one’s self or someone else, we must not use it. This has triggered a new project for me. After the Holidays, I will be looking for woman who are willing to expose a few of the words that have hurt them. I will start this project off with myself. This is something I have been going back and forth with, but I feel that I must do it. 

I ask that you watch your words. Once words are said, you can't take them back. Choose your words wisely. 

XOXO
Brittany


Comments

Raquila-D'Nai Smith(non-registered)
This is so true! Adults shape who children become and words can do more damage then physical abuse. I speak life into every child I cross even in stores because the truth is I may be the only person to tell them they will change the world and do amazing things. Love the project idea and your servants heart.
Alicia Robinson(non-registered)
This so true!!! As an adult and mother I make my business to watch the words I use. I remember when I was 9 years old my Dad told me I was dumb. To this day it still hurts me that he said that to me. My whole life I've always felt like I had to prove to him and people that I was smart. I'm 24 years old I still struggle with feeling like I have to prove to myself and others that I am smart. I make it purpose to tell my daughter who is only one years old on a daily basis that is smart. Thank you for sharing. I didn't realize how effect I was by unkind words until I read this.
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