The Beauty Standard

It seems like every year
a new trend appears
and people change
in order to cohere.
This is what we like to call
the beauty standard.
In times like these
one size does not fit all
women shape shift
and men grow
all in order to fit in
the beauty standard.
This year is no different
and peoples self love
comes and goes.
All to look like the 2%
of those who actually fit in
the beauty standard.
And what society fails to see
is peoples natural beauty
with its flaws and imperfections.
It refuses anything without a filter
and normalizes a symmetrical figure.
This is what we call the beauty standard
and it is a world that only accepts the elite.

-- Savannah G., 9th-12th Grade