Whenever I wear this out in public I get looks. Some second glances, some sympathetic smiles but lots of WTF looks. A younger (Ha!) woman who dares to be sick? To go out in public? How dare she. What they think is that this mask is for them, that I’m protecting all of them from me, but no, this is what self care looks like. This is me protecting myself and my non existent immune system from your measly cold and flu germs because my body is too busy fighting off bigger bugs and if I have to fight those stupid small ones too, it takes away fighting power for the big bugs. This is me trying my hardest to get better, to not care how you look at me anymore because what is happening to my body is bigger than your stares and looks of judgement. I’m past caring how I look to this world. .
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