A local woman says she’s concerned her “Resting Bitch Face” is getting out of practice, as Victorians continue to abide by the compulsory wearing of masks to help fight the spread of COVID-19. Steph Lewis shared the concern yesterday afternoon after realising that strangers don’t seem to be as intimidated of her as they used to be.

Speaking exclusively to The Watsonia Bugle about her struggle, Lewis said, “It’s just really hard to convey my general distaste for my fellow humans when half my face is covered. Sure, my eyes can be filled with fire, but sometimes people might just think I’m squinting at the sun. They’ll never truly know.”

Unsure of when mandatory mask use will be eased, Lewis claims she will now start trialing some new techniques to convey her true feelings, while simultaneously continuing to exercise her “Resting Bitch Face” muscles in mask-free environments such as in the family home, and when going for a jog around the block. She said, “Eventually, we won’t have to wear masks all the time, so I don’t want my RBF muscles to have atrophied when that does happen. I want to be ready.”