In my opinion, one of the most abhorrent aspects of contemporary society is bullying.
It is truly repugnant behavior to discriminate against someone based on something as trivial as appearances, but social media has unfortunately given people a place to be rude to one another while enjoying a certain degree of anonymity.
Melissa Blake knows this all too well. Bullies on the internet warned the writer she was “too ugly” to post pictures of herself.
The comments, which came after Melissa wrote an essay for CNN in 2019, clearly angered Melissa.
Hundreds of people criticized her appearance after a YouTuber posted a photo of her after the post was published. Among other things, Melissa, who has Freeman Sheldon syndrome, has been called a “blob fish” and a “whale.”
Instead of letting the disgusting trolls scare her into melancholy, she made the very original decision to take a stand.
Melissa posted on Twitter, “People said that I should be banned from posting photos of myself because I’m too ugly during the last round of trollgate.” Thus, I would just like to take these three selfies to commemorate the event.
A lot of people took notice of that specific tweet online and defended Melissa. However, the writer didn’t end there. After hearing that she should be “banned” for snapping selfies since she was so ugly, Melissa continued to post a picture every day for a year.
Her Instagram following increased from 7,500 to 100,000 as a result. Melissa, 39, posted pictures every day and talked about things like disabilities. Refinery29 reports that she said:
“They all had one thing in common: every selfie captured my essence and true self.” Every single one was a message-filled celebration.
She continued, saying:
It’s a means for me to take back control and depict disability in a more truthful light. due to the current one we possess? There are many myths that depict individuals with disabilities as a burden on society; it’s more 1950 than 2020. We lead full lives, on the other hand, and I’m happy to have been able to prove that for a full year.
I don’t know about you, but I’m incredibly pleased of Melissa for having the bravery to confront the repulsive trolls who were trying to undermine her for a quick laugh.
Melissa I have no idea if you will ever read this, but if you do, I would be very grateful. I appreciate you inspiring others to ignore bullies who are only interested in putting down other people. I appreciate you showing us that attractiveness is superficial. I appreciate you being who you are!
Please share this story if you are proud of Melissa and hope that bullying never occurs in the world.