“Is there a stigma around our outer appearance?”.

Yes, there is.

For over 10 years I am covering up my tattoos for work occasions, when I have to look “professional”. And I feel that in those moments I cannot be myself.

But I get it. This is “luxurious problem”. I wear a black suit and can change my outer appearance within a couple of minutes.

I cannot imagine how people feel, who are discriminated or experience hate because of skin color, hair, religion and more.

But I can and will continue to be an advocate for stigma awareness and also stop covering up, who I really am.


-by Anna Schueth


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