If I was true to myself... hummm I know you are probably thinking...well why aren't you? It isn't quite that simple although it should be. When you have been abused your whole life, you don't know who you are. You have been told what to think, what to like, what to do, what to wear. No the abuser might not say, don't wear that, or don't be friends with that person. But they do it in subtle ways. If you like loose flowing clothes for example, they will point out other women wearing tight jeans and skimpy tops and say, 'why don't you dress like that, it would suit you' !
One needs to understand that an abusive partner doesn't ever want you to be who you really are, the person they met! The day they meet you, will be the day they begin to change you. The way you dress, the way you speak, your friends, your hobbies, your family, even your career if they can!
So, if I was true to myself, my wardrobe would be full of clothes from Magnolia Pearl. Robin Brown is quite the most interesting, artistic, beautiful person, with the cutest little grandmother, and it all comes through in her clothes