By hellpop - 24/05/2015 13:19 - United Kingdom - London

Today, I felt pretty. As I deal with a severe anxiety and depression, I was proud of myself. All until a little girl asked: "Are you a boy or a girl?" FML
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Hey, OP here! c I just wanted to quickly clarify, I did not expect this to be published I was having a pretty bad day and out of needing to vent so I posted the most recent event. I am a cis female, not transgender. However I have polycystic ovarian disorder and I deal with hair growing in places such as my face which is why I believe the girl asked as I hadn't shaved that day... For me, the testosterone I have really effects my confidence so this did knock me back a little bit but thankfully I have very supportive friends and wonderful boyfriend who tell me not to worry so much. c: Thank you for all the positive feedback and comments, it really helps.

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Hey, it's just a little kid. I'm sure you looked perfect today op!

#102 Shaving doesn't make your hair grow back thicker, it's just a myth.


Children often do not have a sense of what is appropriate.

Trust me, as a teacher I can assure you that those little mouths frequently don't have any filters. Last week alone I got, "Ma'am, why did you get so fat?" and "Why do you always look like a gangster?" Oh, and my favourite, "Are you really only 26? You look 40!"

#60 that name troubles me a bit after you said you're a teacher.

#69 who said teachers are sensible beings?

Better to know than to guess incorrectly, right?

I get asked that quite allot! I've had a little girl tell me I look like olaf cause my nose is big ha ha.

#69, teachers have private lives too, you know. Our existence don't begin as soon as we walk into the classroom and end when we walk out (even though learners seem to think that). We just do a better job of hiding the embarrassing shit we do.

#135 imagine if your students found out about it. I don't know how you would react to that. especially if it was posted online. wait why the heck did we get off topic on fml

nataliewby 25

Don't worry about it OP, little kids tend to not know what's appropriate to say and what isn't. I'm sure you're a very beautiful person inside and out, keep your chin up(:

mmmxr 11

Wow some people just shouldn't talk.

"A little girl." I'm sure she didn't know better.

mmmxr 11

Oh! I didn't notice that lol probably should if read it better. I thought it was an adult.

wfacsc 13

I think your statement still stands.

Shadowvoid 33

It will get better OP, You have to surround yourself with positive people and remember that what you think is more important than what others think. Also, stay away from toxic people. I hope you feel better soon.

The "toxic person" that you are talking about was a little girl. She probably didn't know any better.

I think they meant toxic people, like the people in OPs life that could be bringing them down more, but who say they bring OP up.

Merylwen 24

From my experience, if someone suffers from anxiety or depression, it is quite likely that they have toxic people in their lives.

No, depression is a disease. My roommate was surrounded by loving people, and she still relapsed into depression as soon as her doctor tried to reduce her medication.

I have anxiety and I'm not around negative people. Most people I know with anxiety have it from negative past experiences, something that cannot be changed with positive people

I'm sorry to hear that op, but don't get too depressed. Little kids tend not to know what is and isn't appropriate

I'm really sorry OP. :( Little kids tend not to have a filter, and I'm sure you looked great.

Don't worry about what others say about you. If you feel pretty, then you are pretty. People who judge you are either haters or snobs but don't let that bring you down. You are your own strength so keep your head up and think to yourself: "I'M PRETTY AND I'M PROUD!" Then keep walking on.

Did you respond, "who do you think you are? Goku? Didn't think so"

Why would you say that all? What does Goku have to do with anything in this situation?

I think they mentioned Goku because of how ridiculously ignorant and unfiltered he was as a kid. Actually... He still is as an adult haha xD

I'm in the exact same boat as you, but just remember that kids aren't very good at these things.