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BRIEFSLY SPEAKING

Harry Clayton Wright, of all-male performing troupe Briefs, explains why we should embrace our flaws

I often think of the Roald Dahl quote from The Twits: “A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

I’m bespectacled, hairy, effeminate, and I’ve very much grown into my face and my skin over the past few years. It’s been a sense of relief to feel that maturing has provided wisdom, less of a need for validation, given me a general sense of confidence in knowing the value of being completely myself, and that striving to be a good, kind person is reflected in the way I’m seen by the world.

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