An Ordinary World

books, blabberings, and a life semi-common

I’m Just Beautiful Me

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post on why I loved Demi Lovato. That still stands true, of course, but today, I feel the need to share my obsession with a song from another kid from Disney; this time, it’s Selena Gomez with her new track, “Who Says?”

If you haven’t heard it yet, take some time to watch this video of her performing the song on The Ellen Show or just let it play while you continue reading the post.

Before I say anything else, I would just like to state that I love the dress she’s wearing in that video and that I love that she’s singing and hopping around barefoot. It’s like she knows everything I love.

Anyway, based on the title, I’m sure you can figure out what two lines are my absolute favorites from the song.

I’m no beauty queen
I’m just beautiful me

I don’t think there are really any other words to say why I love this song. It’s taken me quite some time to be okay with who I am and it’s taken me just as long to realize that I am who I am, whether someone has an issue with that or not. One of my favorite quotes is one said by comedian Margaret Cho: “Just because you are blind and unable to see my beauty doesn’t mean it does not exist.” I don’t remember when or where I first saw that quote but it resonated in me. I’m not the picture perfect type of beautiful that is rampant in the world but I do know that, just like everyone else out there, I have my own type of beauty, one that is all me.

But when it comes to me,
I wouldn’t want to be anybody else.

~*~ ~*~ ~*~

You’ve got every right
to live a beautiful life

I could go on and on but I won’t. I think the reason I love this song so much is because it speaks to me and is able to resonate with so many other people in the same way.

So, rock on, Selena Gomez. I’ll just keep playing your song and smiling.

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