As a person who identifies with an alternative subculture(s), I tend to dress myself befitting to the lifestyle I lead and it gets noticed. I wanted to say to everyone who approaches me to tell me how nice they think I look, or how interesting and wonderful, a very big THANK YOU!!
I have a hard time coming up with what to say beyond thank you when approached, and it sometimes feels too automatic, but I really truly am grateful and so appreciative of your comments and your positivity on some days is the lighthouse on my shore line. Building up the confidence to be who you want to be and do what you love because you love it and it makes you happy is no small journey.
I love who I am and who I am becoming and it means so much when a stranger takes a couple seconds out of their day to say something nice, to acknowledge a difference with a smile. —Girl with the Hat