what’s a compliment you don’t like receiving and why?

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“You look so good without your glasses!” Great, cause I wear my glasses literally every day.


When people try to make my disability into an inspiration. I don’t exist to inspire people, particularly healthy people, to “keep going”. I’m just a person, doing my best with what I’m given.


Being a minority who was born in the US. “Wow your English is really good”


“You’re so cute and small!” I am 150 cm or 4’11 and I kinda look like a 14 year old girl, but I’m actually a 20 year old woman. So hearing I am small and cute makes me feel not taken seriously and that they don’t see me as an adult.


“But you would make such a great mother!” I literally just told you I would be a terrible parent. I know this about myself. You do not need to sugarcoat it for me. I don’t care if your limited interaction with me while I’m on my best social behavior makes you think I would be a good mom. You have not seen my darkest days and you never will. Next time you feel the urge to say something like this, instead say, “I’m glad you know yourself well and choose not to take on a commitment you don’t feel comfortable with.” Hear me when I tell you we are protecting ourselves and potential kids by choosing to not become parents.