Life is full of people that try to hold you back. They try to put you into a box to feel powerful, in control, a sense of sameness. As soon as you break free of those negative feelings, those negative people, they try desperately to put you back into the box you just escaped from.
Don't let them.
We are each made to be unique, and to be accepted, appreciated, and celebrated for it. Never apologize for how you look or who you are. It's what makes you you, and you are pretty damn awesome.