i just realized that the last post i made about fashion was worded in a rather thoughtless, rude way that would come across as incredibly mean-spirited. it implies that i currently believe that fashion is only a pursuit of vain, shallow people when nothing could be further from the truth. to clear things up & apologize for the way that came out:
what i meant was that i had believed fashion was for the vain & shallow when i was younger until i was educated & changed my opinions accordingly. i've been learning in recent years how powerful fashion can be as a personal statement or a career or [...] a healing tool or something to have fun with - i've been wanting to use it that way for a while as well. but i am, quite frankly (& as this post has shown), lost.
a huge thank you to the person who called me out & did so very kindly. i deserved it. again, i'm deeply sorry.