One Twitter User’s Glo-Up Will Leave You Feeling All the Feels

Let’s face it: the ‘glo-up’ from freshman year of high school to senior year is so real. I would insert a picture of the tragedy that was my hairstyle my freshman year of high school, but I’ll probably get turned into a meme. Note: straight bangs with curly hair isn’t cute, at all. Younger me, stop taking fashion advice from eighth grade girls.

High school is a confusing time, but it is especially confusing for members of the LGBTQ+ community who are trying to discover their own sexuality in an environment where they may be ostracized if they were to live their truth. The “it’s just a phase” comments hit the hardest and leave members of the LGBTQ+ community feeling as though their love is not real, is not validated by society. Glo-ups can span a number of categories, and in my personal opinion, a glo-up isn’t just about how one looks on the outside, it’s about how one feels comfortable with themselves and living their truth.

Twitter user Caitlin Crowley is certainly living her truth and isn’t afraid to put it out there:

The picture on the left shows a picture of Crowley with a past-boyfriend in their freshman year of high school, and the right shows a picture of Crowley with her current girlfriend. She captioned the image, “Freshman to senior year, does this count as a glo up??” To answer her question, hell yes. This is the only glo-up I’ve ever needed to see.

The responses to Crowley’s glo-up have been amazingly positive, and her status has even become a platform for other individuals who identify as lesbians to share their own glo-up pics:

A troll tried it with Twitter user Bray who replied to Crowley’s tweet with a loving pic of her and her girlfriend, and Bray clapped back in the most boss way possible:

https://twitter.com/Franky13559828/status/923378395580370944

YOU GO, GIRL. DON’T LET ANYONE TELL YOU ABOUT YOUR LIFE. KEEP OWNING IT.

Everyone deserves to live their lives as the best version of themselves.

My hair situation is better now, for anyone who cares. I took a cue from Crowley, ditched the straight bangs and went completely curly.

Do with that information what you will.

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