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 was a Contributing Comic Artist for Everyday Feminism from 2015 to 2017. They are the creator of the webcomic PunkPuns and the vocalist of the L.A. queer feminist punk band P.I.T. Alli has a degree in English Literature, which is cheerfully wasted in pop literary criticism discourse on Tumblr.
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