The Story of My Body

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Nelly Lopez-Angeles
Jack Stack
Freshman Composition
Oct 10, 2012
Writing Assignment #2
Girls, we all worry about our appearance. I’m pretty sure you go back more than 3 times to see yourself in a mirror before you go out for school. We worry about our hair to be well straight or curled up. To have clean, long and well painted nails. Worry for our eyes to look big and round. Have the perfect amount of mascara in our eyelashes. Our lips to look desirable. We worry about our purse, belt, shoes and accessories to match our perfectly combined outfit. Am I right? Most of you will agree with me, but stop and think for a second, do these things really help you develop academically? It might give you motivation to come to school every day; however it doesn’t always work that way.

Since we were little, our Christmas or birthday present has been beautiful dolls and barbies. Barbies representing the perfect skinny body every girl would like to have, although not every girl can get to that point. “Society expects perfection from young girls” says Bob Bennett, author of the article We forget that it’s OK to have flaws. We don’t always need to have the latest fashion hit, remember that adulthood is just around the corner. What we really need is education, which will help us get to where we want to be. The best outfit will not give you the job you want to get in the future, but education will. “I had discovered that I needed stability more than social life” according to Judith Ortiz Cofer, author of The Story of my Body.

During my senior year in high school, I remember seeing a poster that said “Twenty years from now, it won’t matter what shoes you wore, how your hair looked, or what kind of jeans you brought. What will matter in what you learned and how you used it” very true huh?
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