You can’t. Not ever fully.
Life is full of ups and downs when it comes to how we, as women, perceive ourselves.
The most bomb-looking girl has body image issues. Whether she divulges it or not.
And a lot of people won’t.
We keep our “problem” areas to ourselves. So we don’t look weak. Dumb. Low self-esteem. Whatever.
I’m a body positive style blogger. If you look at my Instagram you’ll see my face beat, ensembles on point, and turbans wrapped to perfection.
To the naked eye, I look like I have it going on! Not one worry in my little world of fabulosity.
What people didn’t see was that a few days ago, I had a breakdown. And thought I was the ugliest thing to ever walk the earth.
Today, I’m back on track. A little.
But this week has been tough for my own body image. Self-esteem. Morale. Etc.
Next week will probably be much better, Insh’allah.
And this is OK!
The problem with society is that they believe that girls, women should be confident, at the top of their games, and oh-so-perfect at all times.
We are hairy. We burp. We hate our bodies. We love our bodies. We cover them. Some of us don’t. We love. We shout. And some of us are more of a man than an actual man. LOL.
Body image is how we view ourselves regularly.
And sometimes, they can be totally extreme.
But I just want you to know that however you view yourself is OK.
You are allowed to just BE.
I will leave you with one thing, because I’m feeling extremely 70’s hippy right now.
You are gorgeous. You’re smart. And you have a wonderful smile that illuminates even the darkest of nights.
I want you to find something you adore about yourself. Then say it out loud. At least three times. And mean it! Then I want you to find something you love about another girl and tell her, out loud!