Do you find yourself beautiful? does the media get to you so bad that you end up starving yourself? Spending crazy load of money on expensive clothing and make up? I do too. and Its terrible! Its terrible that my little 9 year old sister has already been asking me if shes ” too chubby” or asking me if shes as pretty as the little girl on a GAP advertisement. Its so sad knowing that as Im her role model, that I myself look at beauty at such a high level that I neglect my positive traits and focus on what is ” negative” and find solutions to fix it. We often tell ourselves, ” Love yourself for who you are, learn to accept your flaws. imperfection is perfection”- however, even if we repeat those lines over and over again, do we really believe it?
Ok, so here is what we will do.
Watch this clip
Pass it around
Write three PHYSICAL attributes you love about yourself. ( were all beautiful on the inside and we hear it ALL the time. Today lets find reasons to why we should also feel beautiful on the OUTSIDE)
( Ill go first : I love my smile, I love my eyes- and I love my bust haha. )
Thank you for sharing that with us. It is indeed an issue with our society. I can’t imagine raising a young girl that falls into striving to be “perfect”. Unfortunately we do judge a book by it’s cover and weather people believe it’s right or wrong it’s a fact.
I will admit that I do feel better when my hair is done, have a good looking outfit on, teeth brushed and freshly showered. On the other hand when my hair is messy and in bad need of a dye job and hair cut, have stained holy sweats on, haven’t brushed my teeth or showered, I feel like crap. All of this has to do with how I look.
I do things for my appearance because I like how it looks, advertising doesn’t sway me one way or another. I love myself as a 47 year old breast cancer survivor whos body has been poked, cut, stuffed, poisoned and hung out to dry. My 3 things are my smile, my hair and my scared reconstructed breasts (yep, I love them more than my droopy stretch marked dd’s before cancer). I like laying down and they stay up without flopping to each side.. Ha Ha!!!