Living your truth, which can range from appreciating your curves to loving who you want, is a rewarding way to live your life. And though in the end you'll almost never regret being unapologetically you, that doesn't mean it doesn't come with "negative" repercussions.
By day, Kerry Whittaker is an employee at ASDA, a local UK supermarket — and by "night" carves out a space in the beauty industry as a makeup artist.
Her skills are pretty damn next level, so naturally she advertises them on her own face — including while working the checkout line at her job.
So when Whittaker rocked this flawless cut crease during her shift she was surprised to overhear a mother and daughter laughing about her look.
She decided to call them out in a since-removed post on Facebook:
"1st of all: Why would you find that acceptable? I’m not harming nobody. Would you say the same about a girl who has problems with her skin and spots on her face? I doubt it.
"2nd: Why don’t you lead by example to your daughter about empowering other women rather than tearing them down?. In this society the last thing we need to be doing to each other as humans is judging people based on looks.
"3rd: When you can do a cut crease as sick as this, then come back to me and tell me I look like shit. Girl Bye."
Though Whittaker completely annihalted pretty much every makeup shamer around, she was fairly hurt and disappointed by the entire ordeal.
"I think it's so sad that in this day when there's been so much positivity for other causes and other life choices that someone could be so cruel as to purposely makes fun of someone in their place of work just based on looks alone," she told Revelist. "Whether it's body shaming, tattoo shaming, makeup or hair, height or age — it's just a sad thought that as a culture we haven't progressed as to not be so cruel to our fellow humans."
But make no mistake, Whittaker isn't letting those nasty comments deter her from living her truth.
And she hopes that people can learn this simple, yet often-overlooked principle when it comes to interacting with others from her experience:
"Be kinder to one another and more importantly, if you don't have anything nice to say then don't say it at all."