At the surface,
the internet lies about appearances.
it tells us we must have a skinny body
on the border of malnourishment
to be happy.
We have to obsess over every calorie,
every second spent exercising
to feel confident.
But the internet lies.
I am truly happy with the stomach rolls
i love to squish and poke.
I am truly happy when I nourish my body with
foods that make me smile.
As I dive deeper,
I find the internet lies
about more than this.
it shows us a community of like-minded individuals
who are accepting, loving and help you
to love yourself as you are.
it seems that homophobia, sizeism, racism and all the other 'sims' have disappeared.
it seems that we have finally reached our utopia of peace
but the internet lies.
when I take a step outside
i find myself running back as
they attack me.
they hound me for being different.
they shout and kick and scream at me.
"You do not belong here."
"Your kind aren't welcome."
the internet lies to us
but it is better than what is outside.