“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