Rhonda, AKA Pretty Princess
A Wapsi Girl knows who she is, and loves herself because of it. She has an open mind, a warm heart, and a free spirit. She seeks to bring out the best in herself and all of the people around her. She believes in more than the eye can see. She is beautiful, both inside and out. She is not a cookie cutter chica!
I have had a long rough road in my journey to self acceptance. Long ago, I was skinny and I thought I was fat. Young and I thought I was old. Beautiful, and I thought I was ugly. But I know better now – and in fact, the Wapsi Square comic strip had a direct role in my shift in attitude.
I thought I was a freak – short, busty, and not quite like any one else. I was embarrassed by my body. But one day, I found a website with a link to a brand new webcomic. A funny one, with a main character I could really identify with. I followed Monica’s adventures, while going through my own. At about the same time that I learned I had problems with cholesterol, I discovered that Monica had that same problem, too! It made me feel less alone, to know that I was normal, and just like everyone else.
Over the years I have come to realize that I am beautiful, just as I am. I am short, I am plump, I am busty, and I am wonderful. Nobody can take that knowledge away from me. Nobody can make me feel like a freak, because I know better.
~Rhonda, AKA Pretty Princess