I hate my hips. My hair isn't long enough. My stomach isn't toned enough. My nose is weird. My boobs are too big. My double chin is even bigger. I hate my feet. I wish I had a bigger bum.
These are all things that I think about myself when I look in the mirror everyday. I have imperfections and as a young woman I am very aware of them. Other people might not notice them but, as I stare at my reflection, I do. I think it is hard these days for people to be completely happy with their bodies. The media is constantly judging people's appearances and saying what the "perfect" girl should look like. Trends such as the thigh gap and girls with perfectly straight, white teeth and airbrushed skin cover the front pages and it's becoming a problem. Nobody is perfect. I should be happy with who I am and how I am. But instead I am here silently judging myself, wishing for things I will never naturally have.
So, I decided to sit down and write this post. It's about acceptance. It's about saying "fuck it, this is me". I'm happy with myself, you should be too.
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I'm comfortable in my own skin. Everyone should be. Our flaws are what make us who we are. What is perfect to someone is imperfect to someone else. I'm going to grow old in this skin and so I should enjoy being in it. It sounds silly but this body will hold all my memories and thoughts. It will party with me, cry with me, love with me, hurt with me. We really should appreciate our bodies more, they are amazing things! The marks and scars and cuts and wrinkles belong to us and we shouldn't have to try and hide them with makeup or cover them with clothes. Don't get me wrong, as a fashion blogger I love dressing up in clothes and expressing myself through my fashion choices but I've decided that it is also important to love what is underneath.
It took a lot for me to post this. I've never been the sort of person to take to heart what people think of me, I judge myself far more than anyone else. But as a young woman and blogger I think it is important to be vocal about things I'm passionate about and to try and make an impact, however small, on the world. I'm sick of people looking at me like a piece of meat because I'm a woman and I'm sick of feeling inferior because of the way that the media depicts women. We should all be confident in ourselves and what we look like. We are all humans and we are all beautiful. Our lives are for us to explore and live. I hope this post will inspire you and others and I hope you all have an amazing week!