(Originally “Just Say No to Dress Code”)
Someone asked me once why I feel the need to decorate myself so. He said some people adorn themselves to hide insecurities. I didn’t have an answer that day. I just said because I like it. But I thought about it and got back to him because I knew if I ever were insecure, it was when I wasn’t dressing this way but trying to fit in with the crowd. I wanted to but I knew I would get laughed at. Later, I had the perfect comeback. I answered “Does anyone ask why a painter doesn’t just leave the canvas blank? Or why a poet writes on the page?”
I am my canvas.
I’ve been waiting my entire life to dress like this. Matching patterns over colors or colors but ignoring patterns, rediscovering who I am each morning.
I want to share that freedom with you.
This is the Rainbow Connection.