Open Thread: What Have You Learned to Accept About Yourself?

In An Italian Diary, Alessia Petrolito reflects on her experience as a Black child growing up in Italy with her adopted parents. Her darker skin and afro full of coils were constant reminders of how different she looked from her friends and the people she loved. In the end, she finally reaches the point of accepting that she just might not belong.

When thinking of our own lives, the question in our open thread this week is this:

WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED TO ACCEPT ABOUT YOURSELF?

It can be something physical, a personal experience or perhaps one of your weaknesses. We’re wondering what does self acceptance mean to you?