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Ok, so if you know me in real life and have seen me in warmer weather you may find me wearing boys shorts like the ones you see above. You see, 2 years ago I was leaving for CT to work at a summer camp/ I thought, hey why don’t I get a pair of shorts that actually have pockets; unlike those dumb girl shorts that are 3 inches long, make me look dumb, and have 2 sq. inches of pocket space.
So fast forward to last summer, when I was out in NH. I loved the shorts so much I bought a 2nd pair at Walmart. Also awesome shorts. I love them.
I wore them this past weekend when at my cabin with my family. Now, they don’t really care what I wear as long as it’s not crazy/weird. But they have noticed that I’ve been wearing these shorts more often. Cause it’s summer, and it’s hot, and it’s like wearing a purse I don’t have to carry. (pockets, yo)
My sister said “why aren’t you wearing real shorts”
My mom says “don’t you have another pair of shorts to wear”
And then yesterday, when me and my mom were out shopping, I wore one of the pairs of shorts. She says to me “don’t you want to attract guys? Don’t you want to look girly?” I love my mom, don’t get me wrong, but I was shocked to hear her say this. I told her I wear them because they are comfy and the pockets are great. I don’t care that they are from the boys section. I can wear whatever I want. I don’t wear clothes to attract people. Sometimes I do, but usually I don’t care all that much. Is that wrong of me? No. Should I be in charge of attracting someone to like me? And based on what I wear? No.
This also brings up some of my personal issues I have with my own sexuality. I have only ever been with 2 guys, but I find myself also attracted to girls. Am I bisexual? I have no idea. Have I told any of my family members about this? Well I did 2 years ago to my sister and she said “it was just a temporary feeling” I had.
Anyways. Long rant. Because I’m mad that my mom cares what I wear and thinks that I need to wear something to attract guys.