Monday, 14 November 2016

Beautiful, I AM!

My waist ain't snatched, and my boobs ain't perky!!

I don't have the perfect body, never have and never will why??? cause this idea of the "perfect body" does NOT exist! And it's affecting so many men and women around the world. One year it's the "in thing" to have a slim frame and thigh gaps the next year it's to have the "Kim Kardashian look" - stick thin thighs and a big behind.

And you know what I've been guilty of this! For several years I was NOT happy with what I saw when I looked in the mirror, and actually catch myself at times feeling paranoid about silly things. 

I'd often feel insecure that my nose is too wide, my skin has blemishes, my boobs are not the same size, I have a really, really short torso with super long arms and legs and to top it off my calves are HUGE! But you know what I am learning to accept this is my perfection, this is my body and the skin I live in and I am happy with what I see when I look in the mirror.

Now this happiness has not come over night, it's something that I am still battling with and is going to take a lot of unlearning false perceptions that I believed was the perfect image. Having a straight narrow nose, straight long hair and even my complexion were just some of the insecurities that I was battling with. 

I am now beginning to understand what it means to LOVE myself and the skin I am in and I have accepted that there are things about my body that are not the same as others, but that is OK! How boring would it be if everyone looked the same where would the versatility and creativity be? 

We are living in a generation where everything is accessible at a touch of a button, and young girls, women and men are being exposed to images of unrealistic aesthetics and being told that this is "perfection".  Which starts a vicious cycle of self hate. Often we underestimate the power of our words and fling words around such as "ugly, fat or stupid" around without understanding the weight that these words can carry on someones mind. Self love begins with our words, not just to other people but towards ourselves too.

I challenge you daily to look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself that you are beautiful, you are smart, you are perfect, and start calling out things on your body that you may not love so much and say " I love my . . . (nose!)". You may feel like you are being arrogant or just plain silly but there is so much power in your words, and beauty within yourself do not allow the media or other people to tell you differently!

My features are BEAUTIFUL and so AM I!

1 comment

  1. Great blog post. It's refreshing to read such a transparent article and yaaaass, you're beautiful.......just the way you're x


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