Boi(s) Stories : Mia Munini

Boi(s) Stories : Mia Munini

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I was never a girly girl. I remember one time when my mom wanted me to have my hair done in pigtails, and I was like: “No way, I’m a cool soccer player, I won’t wear my hair like that.” And I didn’t have to. Thanks mom.

I had long hair for many years but it never felt right. I felt like I was cheating myself. I’ve always known what I want to look like, I just didn’t have the confidence to make that change. I guess I was afraid of what other people might think. I’m not going to lie, that was my first thought. But in the end it didn’t stop me. One day I just decided “Ok, it’s time” and I went to cut my hair short.

image4After cutting my hair my confidence level raised. I got more interested in androgynous fashion and when people were looking at me, it didn’t bother me anymore because I was now happy with myself. It sounds like a small change, to cut your hair and boom everything’s better but the first step is always the hardest. Most of us spend so much time wondering what other people think about us and won’t do the change. But in the end those people won’t even matter. Wear what you want. Look whatever you feel like.

I fell myself now. It feel like I took off my mask

I feel myself now. It feels like I took off my mask. This is me. I have many sides to me and I don’t want to limit myself in any way, not because someone doesn’t understand me or because society says a woman needs to look like a certain way. No. There are no rules. And if there are, I can break them and make my own rules. Not because I’m a rebel, simply because this is my life.

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I don’t know if I can ever describe the feeling that comes after you find the courage to listen to yourself but let me put it this way: It’s like coming home from a long trip. For me that trip lasted 25 years but I’m home now.

Love Mia Munini

Helenski, Finland

 

 

  1. Aw, this was a really nice post. Spending some time and actual effort to
    make a great article but what can I say I procrastinate a whole lot and never manage to get anything done.

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