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I have scars. Still wear shorts.

by SingerSomewhere on August 10, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

And that's my business. I have pretty extensive scarring on my legs from a car accident when I was five years old. You wouldn't believe how many people come up to me and say things like "Are you sure you should be wearing shorts?" "You're just asking to get stared at." And many other things. I like shorts, my scars aren't going to keep me from wearing them, and it's none of your business. End of rant.


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