I don’t get why people get so worked up about eyebrows. Like, I have tried to understand it from the perspective of people who dig makeup and the whole… look but I just don’t.
And maybe it’s because (along with every other hair on my body) I lost my eyebrows during chemo. Or maybe it’s because only my right one grew back all the way, and my left only halfway. Or maybe it’s because some random skin irritation has now left me with matching half-eyebrows, which, if I allow them to grow all the way out itch and pimple up like nobody’s business and look gross.
So now, I live my life with half an eyebrow over each eye.
And I’ll be honest: I like my half eyebrows.
This is not a criticism of those that do put time and effort into achieving the… perfect eyebrow aesthetic (whatever that may be), but just a reminder to the folks like me, with our uneven brows, our half-there eye punctuation, with smooth foreheads, and sometimes (for whatever reason) smooth everythings…
We are just as attractive, and just as “on point” and just as “fierce” and just as fucking beautiful. Even if we’ll never be someone’s “eyebrow inspiration.”
I will never have thick, perfectly sculpted brows punctuating sharply pointed eyeliner below purposely tousled hair. But I’ll tell you what I do have: a body free from Cancer (knock on wood). And I’ll be honest- I think my eyebrows were the smallest and least important price I paid in exchange.