So this is something I have fought with for any years. As I graduated college I struggled with my self image again, believing that I would have to change my exterior ( piercings and tats) and tone them done for the sake of having a career.I struggle to find a group of individuals that make me feel comfortable in my workplace.The constant "whomp whomp" babble I hear on a daily basis from my mother,the differences between me and "pretty" co-workers and friends, etc is enough for me to question if I'll ever really make it. I am currently a fashion merchandising intern hoping to take things to a more serious, corporate level but I wonder if they will take me seriously being me or if I will have to conform to move forward and get paid? Id like to know... How many of my AP's have careers and what have you done to stay being you while building your future????