One thing that keeps coming up in my life is "unique"
If you have ever seen me in person, you will quickly learn that I am apologetically me. I know what I like, I know who I am, and quite frankly, I'm not all that concerned whether you approve or not.
I love working with girls in my muggle life. Especially in an environment that encourages me to be who I am. Every day that I am there, it is more and more clear that girls are not told enough that it is okay to be who they are. And it is no wonder when we live in an environment where we work so hard to "fit in". If we are trying to fit in, how can we stand out?
Now, being unique is not easy. People say all of the time that you shouldn't care what people think, but the fact is, we are trained to be very concerned with what people think, so straying away from that can be a scary thing. People will talk about you. Some will love you, some will hate you, what you have to remember is, do these people really mean anything to you? If not, then why do you care what they think?
My tribe doesn't always agree with what I'm wearing, doing, or how I'm expressing myself, but they support me doing it 100%. Having that support system in place helps me to be fearless in my uniqueness.
Not only in my muggle world, but in my everyday life of corsets, cosplay, and steampunk, I strive to encourage everyone to express themselves the way they imagine. Let me help you do you. If that means I'm going to get the odd look or three or fifty, I'm okay with that.