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It is easy to listen to the world around us. The world that defines what is beautiful and makes you question your worth if you let it.
What we all need to get better at doing is embracing what makes us unique and special. And it doesn’t have to fit with the definition of beautiful or special the world promotes.
Embracing Our Uniqueness in Life
Like many young girls, I felt like a fish out of water. I wasn’t part of the beautiful people club. Rather, I felt like I belonged on the Island of Misfit Toys sitting around feeling unloved.
Being ‘full-grown’ and developed at an early age didn’t help. Having classmates mock your size at times certainly planted seeds of feeling unworthy.
It wasn’t that there weren’t people in my life that loved me. And good friends who liked me as I was.
But, those voices of doubt crept into my head. Self-deprecation became the norm for the reel playing in my head.
I have found that those feelings are normal. That pretty much everyone goes through them during their teen and young adult years.
And then when you reach midlife (40 and up), there is often a shift of thinking.
You become more comfortable in your skin.
What other people think becomes less important.
Finding yourself becomes a more urgent journey then being like everyone else.
Basically, we all realize everyone is a weirdo and you just need to find your tribe of them.
Embracing Our Uniqueness in Life: UGLYDOLLS
In the adorably different town of Uglyville, weird is celebrated, strange is special and beauty is embraced as more than simply meets the eye. Here, the free-spirited Moxy and her UglyDoll friends live every day in a whirlwind of bliss, letting their freak flags fly in a celebration of life and its endless possibilities. The endearingly unique residents of Uglyville occasionally look to the sky above the town, where a new UglyDoll will appear and be embraced by the community.
Moxy (Kelly Clarkson) loves her square-peg life in this round-hole town, but her curiosity about all things leads her to wonder if there’s something – anything – on the other side of the mountain which nestles Uglyville. Moxy gathers a group of her closest friends and sets off to find what’s on the other side. They discover another world – Perfection – a town where more conventional dolls are trained in protocols before they graduate and are sent to the “real” world to find the love of a child.
In Perfection, Moxy and her crew are subject to the manipulations of Lou (Nick Jonas), the perfect doll in charge of training recruits. Here, the UglyDolls will confront what it means to be different, struggle with their desire to be loved, and ultimately discover that you don’t have to be perfect to be amazing because who you truly are is what matters most. UGLYDOLLS releases in theaters this Friday, May, 3.
Trailer for UGLYDOLLS
What has your journey to acceptance looked like?
What imperfections did you see and have to embrace?