Girl With Imposter Syndrome Undergoes Startling Transformation


Written by: Aniela Drumonde

Girl With Imposter Syndrome Undergoes Startling Transformation

Alexandra Dumonte awoke last Tuesday morning to find that her face and body had changed “into someone [she] completely didn’t recognize.” She then went about her day with no real changes to her routine. “Honestly, waking up in a body that doesn’t feel like it belongs to me is something I’m used to,” Dumont explained. “After all, I’ve been raised in a society that constantly tells me that I’m not good enough, and that I should actively try and change myself in order to fit into an impossible ideal I have to spend money on.”

When asked if she wished to change back, Dumonte was ambivalent. “When I look in the mirror at the end of the day, my makeup off, my hair pulled back, I already see a stranger. This situation is just like that. It’s kind of ironic, but I don’t know who I am without my impostor syndrome,” she said. “Honestly, it was kind of a relief. I feel like I can finally get to know who I really am, instead of the person I am when I’m trying to be funny or smart or capable of being loved. There are worse things to transform into. This one guy I knew turned into a cockroach. He turned out to be a furry, though, specifically a ring-tailed lemur, so it was kind of tragic. Poor guy.”

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