I know exactly how you feel! My mother has always made comments like 'you should straighten your hair so it'll look good for such-and-such event' or 'are you sure you don't want to put your hair up?' Basically my hair only looked good if it was straightened or out of the way. It got to the point where I would straighten my hair every week and keep it that way as long as possible because I could never feel pretty with curly hair. Ever since coming on here and learning about the CG method and plopping etc I'm a lot better at keeping up with my curls and I'm learning to love them.
Despite what my mother says. You have to just tune that stuff out.