Unselfie: Erin Simmons

For+years+I%27ve+been+ashamed+of+my+acne.+I%27ve+hidden+it+with+makeup%2C+band-aids%2C+hair%2C+everything+under+the+sun+in+an+attempt+to+look+perfect+and+presentable+in+our+plastic+society.+I%27ve+spent+hours+editing+photos+to+hide+it%2C+to+make+sure+it+never+stood+out.+Just+this+once%2C+I+wanted+it+to+be+in+the+spotlight%2C+to+be+open+and+natural.+I+wanted+to+be+me.

For years I’ve been ashamed of my acne. I’ve hidden it with makeup, band-aids, hair, everything under the sun in an attempt to look perfect and presentable in our plastic society. I’ve spent hours editing photos to hide it, to make sure it never stood out. Just this once, I wanted it to be in the spotlight, to be open and natural. I wanted to be me.