Find confidence in yourself

Savannah Rogers

Hello my lovers. We have quite nearly made it through Week 3, and let me just say it has been a miraculous week. That day off was a dirty trick, and I had (and lost) all the ambitions for the week when Tuesday snuck up on me. What a hideous sneaky trick.

This week I’d like to turn your attention to a growing issue among students that I have had shoved all up in my face. I am, as we’ve established, a hefty purdy princess. That is, I am fluffy. I have been since I was 10. I’ve had a while to get used to my physique and realized after quite a struggle that it is perfectly okay for me to love myself. Some people spend their lives trying and never get there. People with the money for it sometimes spend more money on reconstructive surgery than I will ever get in financial aid (can I get an amen?). So help me get to the bottom of the confusion that is teeny-tiny young ladies not doing the “I love my body” strut.

I realized a long time ago that I had every reason to be moderately full of myself. I have a presence onstage; I enjoy singing, probably too much; and I can get a large group of people networking in no time. So I eat a sandwich (or several)…that’s no reason I shouldn’t be a little sassy. So why is it that there are folks walking around campus not feeling the way I do? I will take it upon myself to heal and bless you all. Every last one of you has something sexy going on. You read a lot of books, you did something beyond epic for DragonCon, you dance like a champ in the shower, etc. My song for this week is “Applause” by Lady Gaga, because she does anything and everything she wants in a performance and she doesn’t care what anyone thinks. She appreciates the applause of her fans, but her creations are her own, and she owns them. I want you guys between now and next week’s column to just focus on being in love with yourself. People like people who carry themselves well, and the only way to do that is flaunt what you’ve got. I don’t mean that you should be cocky. Those guys get ignored. Flaunt what you’ve got, and don’t sell yourself short. You are all amazing for 5,000 different reasons. Now act like it. Healin’s and blessin’s, y’all.