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The Outsider "Mum, mum", she must not be home, I'll call her later she must still be at the meeting, I'll put the tele on, see what Kacey's wearing in her new video. It's on straight away on every channel, no surprise there. It finishes with her on top of a building I, don't like the song one bit, it's the same as all her others. I really like the gothic powers new video but I daren't tell anyone, my friends will be too embarrassed to be seen with me. Its not cool to like things like that, the people who do like things like that haven't got any style, and they don't follow new styles, hairstyles and what makes you look good, they don't bother finding out the newest stuff, which is hard not to because I wouldn't be able to ignore all the adverts, billboards etc. These people also believe that singers like Kacey are created by clothing companies and music companies and hair companies as a living advert and she is an object of the media advertising campaign for companies to sell there products. Only people who make there own clothes and don't spend loads of money on expensive hair products and clothes could think that. ...read more.


"Jess, Jess, can you here me its mum," I feel pressure on my hand my head aches I feel sick, I want to be sick. I open my eyes, I see mum on a chair sitting down, and I hear her voice; "She's awake" there's excitement in her voice, she is not talking to me, a lady in a white coat approaches me. "You're lucky to be alive", she says in a strict voice, as if I was disputing the fact. "Where am I? Arrrrrrrrgghhh." I feel a shooting pain through my face as if I'm ripping it apart every time I stretch my mouth." "Don't speak" the nurse orders, "you suffered a terrible accident, you may not be able to remember it, you fell down some stairs." It all comes flooding back to me I remember leaving the house I remember the bottom stair. I close my eyes. "Take deep breaths, in and out" whispered mum. I'm bracing my self for my first look in the mirror after my accident I'm getting my stuff ready to leave the hospital I have had one hundred and twenty two stitches in my face and forehead in total and two major operations. My face is still severely scared and I have a massive diagonal scare running from my chin to my forehead. ...read more.


I wished I would have reacted more like her. Over the next few weeks me and Michelle became friends again, she hadn't changed at all, I had. I realised that when I was with Michelle I could be honest about the clothes, music, hairstyles I liked, whatever they are. Rather than only liking the ones advertised on the channels I watched. The channels I watched were advertised on the radio stations I listened to, that played the sort of music that my friends listened to and what the advertisers and record companies and media wanted me to listen to. The channels advertised the clothes that the singers I liked wore, and the singers I liked only wore them because the clothing companies paid her to. I found out that all the clothing companies were owned by the same company, so I didn't have any choice of clothes at all really. It was a vicious circle, and it didn't allow me to like the things that I really liked. I was an outsider and all my old friends were outsiders. Not Michelle. I actually hated the things I used to like. I am a lot happier now and I am a lot more secure about my face. Michelle even taught me how to customise my clothes and do what I wanted to do with them. I realised I was an outsider to my mind and my body. Now I am an insider. ...read more.

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