Do you know how hard it is to be yourself in this day and age?
ESPECIALLY as a woman!
There is constantly someone, somewhere, telling you how to look, what to wear, what not to wear, how thin to be, how many muscles to have;
I can’t STAND it!
Advocating health and a fit body is one thing, but pushing girls to drastic measures (eating disorders, especially!) to fit in with some “standard” is just ridiculous.
I wish that instead of teaching young girls “how to dress” and “how to lose 10 pounds fast” that all these popular magazines and websites would teach self love, self respect, and how to live a HEALTHY lifestyle.
I was blessed to be raised in a home full of praise and positive vibes. I have always loved who I am, which is good, since that’s all I can be. Of COURSE we can always improve our bodies, minds and spirits…but I feel like society and social media are teaching women (especially young girls!) that who we are isn’t good enough.
We must paint our faces up and contour them, elongate our cheekbones and our lashes, make our noses smaller and our chins less defined. We must be skinny with a shapely butt and huge ta-ta’s, and if we aren’t that then we need to use clothes to trick others into believing we are.
SCREW. ALL. THAT
We are all unique, and that is what makes us who we are, which is what makes the human race and our world so bad ass.
SO, today, I want you to look in the mirror and compliment yourself…and I want you to do that tomorrow, and every day from now on.
We are all beautiful amazing crazy weird creatures…and if we don’t embrace that, we will surely lose it.
The only person you need to impress is yourself.