“THIS IS HOW I’M DIFFERENT.” “THIS IS HOW I’M DIFFERENT.”

“THIS IS HOW I’M DIFFERENT.”

By German Kabirski

“THIS IS HOW I’M DIFFERENT.” “THIS IS HOW I’M DIFFERENT.”
ZOEY REBECCA

“THIS IS HOW I’M DIFFERENT.”

MUCH LIKE GEMSTONES, WE AS HUMANS AREN’T NATURALLY POLISHED AND CLEAN CUT, BUT THAT’S WHAT MAKES US ALL UNIQUE! AND @GERMANKABIRSKI IS CURRENTLY HOSTING A VIRTUAL FLASHMOB FOR US TO CELEBRATE WHAT MAKES EACH OF US DIFFERENT.

 

I USED TO CENSOR SO MUCH OF MYSELF AROUND OTHERS IN FEAR OF MAKING A BAD IMPRESSION. BUT THE PROBLEM WITH THAT IS THAT VERY QUICKLY, IT BECAME A ROLE. I WASN’T MYSELF AROUND THEM, BUT THEY DIDN’T KNOW THAT. AND THEN THERE’D BE ANXIETY AROUND KEEPING UP APPEARANCES.

I’M WORKING ON NOT DOING THAT ANYMORE. SO I’M GOING TO SHARE SOME FUN FACTS ABOUT MYSELF. GOOD, BAD AND WEIRD!

1: WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, I WANTED TO BE A COMEDIAN WHEN I GREW UP. BUT WHEN I GET NERVOUS, I STUTTER AND I GIGGLE A LOT, SOMETIMES AT MY OWN JOKES. SO I DON’T THINK I’D BE A VERY GOOD COMEDIAN. BUT I DO LOVE MAKING PEOPLE LAUGH AND HOPE TO TRY IT AT LEAST ONCE SOMEDAY!

2: I’VE BEEN PERFORMING PROFESSIONALLY SINCE I WAS EIGHT YEARS OLD. IN THOSE FOURTEEN YEARS I HAVE PERFORMED IN A TOUR OF MILITARY BASES AROUND THE COUNTRY, STARRED IN A FAMILY/MUSIC/VARIETY TELEVISION SHOW WITH MY SIBLINGS, STARRED IN ANOTHER TELEVISION SHOW WITH JIM PETERIK (WHICH EARNED US ALL THE 2015 DAYTIME EMMY NOMINATION FOR OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SONG, MAKING MY SIBLINGS AND I THE YOUNGEST NOMINEES IN THAT CATEGORY!), WROTE A NERD ANTHEM, CO-CREATED A NERD/POP CULTURE MUSIC GROUP. IT’S BEEN A BLAST!

3: I HAVE A SMALL LISP THAT GETS WORSE EVERY TIME I TRY TO CORRECT IT, SO I’VE DECIDED THAT IT’S CUTE AND CHARMING AND I’M NOT GOING TO FIX IT.

4: I WILL HAPPILY PUT MAYONNAISE ON JUST ABOUT ANYTHING. REALLY. I’M DISGUSTING.

5: I THINK IT’S DUMB TO GENDER CLOTHING. WEAR WHAT YOU WANT. ONCE IT’S IN YOUR CLOSET, THEY’RE YOUR CLOTHES AND YOU LOOK FINE AS HELL IN ALL OF THEM.


SO THAT’S ME! THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE WEIRD AND THE IMPERFECTIONS I WOULDN’T CHANGE FOR ANYTHING. THE SOONER WE ALL ACCEPT EVERY PIECE OF OURSELVES FOR WHO WE TRULY ARE, THIS HAPPIER WE WILL BE. YOU’RE