“You’re Not Pretty, But You’re Attractive.”

How do you respond to a compliment like that?

Anna (she/her)
5 min readMay 3, 2021

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I know I have a nice smile. It’s my best feature. Photo by Lesly Juarez on Unsplash

I read Evelyn Martinez’s essay, “Can Hot Women Get a Break, Please?” and immediately sympathized with her beautiful sister. Note I didn’t say empathized. I can understand how it must be insulting to constantly be underestimated and judged for being beautiful. Yet I can’t say I’ve experienced it.

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Anna (she/her)

9X Top Writer. Proud grad of CA public schools. Committed to justice & leadership development. Wife & mom of 2 girls & 2 big dogs. Love to eat almost everything