So you’re a reader,” My mom sighs, as if somehow this elevates Isabel to yet another realm of perfection.
I think the skin revolution for women, I will call it, really all started with Mariah Carey. Madonna was pretty risqué too, but she was pretty much always known as a bad girl. Mariah was a good girl, supposedly Christian, turning very bad, in the late 90's. So then, all the other little girls and teens and women across America thought it would be ok for them to come out too essentially, or flaunt whatever they had. Modesty went completely out the window for many women, starting in the late 90's.
I have never tried to be a good person, or to appear to be a good person. What I do and what I have done is merely a side effect of my desire to become me. I have only wanted to be me; if people think I'm good, then so be it. If people think I'm bad, then so be it. But if anything, my greatest struggle is to not come across as so good. I always find myself asking, Why do I keep on giving off this immense impression of goodness? Can I ask the world, am I not simply allowed to be me; without needing to be classified as either good or bad? Being known as good has its own prison just as much as being bad has its jail bars. I am so tired of the need to classify people. I am me.
I don’t want to go home yet.” He twisted at the waist and patted the seat behind him. “Take a walk on the wild side with me.
Before she could ponder what on earth he meant or come up with a proper response, he took their charade a step further.He kissed her.
but good girls dont do that, dont make a fuss, dont upset parents. and i was a good girl so i curled up on the floor and sobbed silently instead