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Pintsize
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I'm a freshman in high school, and I was talking to a friend on Facebook and decided to make a music video and send it to her. Just of me dancing to a song, etc. For fun I got in a dress and put on over-exaggerated makeup (really bright red lipstick).

I was using my mom's computer which has a webcam and she came in as I was on my bed with the computer planning what to do. Told me to give her her laptop, I told her I was using the webcam and she said for what and I said I was making a video. She said what kind of video? and I said a video for a friend and she started talking about NO I can't take any videos to put on the internet. I got upset and told her it's just a dance video for Lillie and I'm just going to send it to her.

She took the computer and left and I started crying and went to the bathroom and looked at my face. I knew my mom thought I looked like a whore with the makeup and I know she thinks I was making some kind of sex video.

****. I am crying now. I'm all embarrassed because I know what it looked like and that's what I would have thought if I had been her but now I can't face her... or myself, or anyone. I feel really shitty.

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Heather
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Aw, gal.

My suggestion would be to go ahead and brave it and talk to her.

You can't know what her assumptions were, after all, without talking to her. And if she DID make those assumptions, you can nip this in the bud by just telling her what your motivations actually were, you know?

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Pintsize
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Well, I told her what I was doing for real but it didn't seem like she believed me. I don't know what I can do differently to make her not think I'm lying....
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