Were you taught the same myth this author heard when she was young? She thought her acne would clear up before wrinkles began – but like many adults, she’s since learned that adults get acne all the time.
And still, lots of us think having a breakout means you’ve done something wrong – so we judge people with acne or give unsolicited advice for clearing up zits or covering them up.
Why is our culture’s approach to acne so misguided? This comic breaks it down – and calls for some necessary changes.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- Authentically Loving the Skin I’m in – ‘Flaws’ and All
- 3 Surprising Ways I Learned to Love Myself After a Lifetime of Being Ridiculed for My Looks
Alli Kirkham is a Contributing Comic Artist for Everyday Feminism and blogger, cartoonist, and intersectional feminist. Alli earned a BA in English Literature from Cal Poly Pomona in 2011 and uses it as an excuse to blog about books while swearing a lot. When she isn’t cartooning for Everyday Feminism or cursing at popular fiction, she posts cartoons and other silly things on her Tumblr. Check her out on Twitter @.