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Body Image – Voices

“If everybody looked the same, how would you stand out?”
Summerville, SC
The part of my body I am most insecure about are the scars on my stomach from getting shot.

I am affected mentally because everyday I am reminded why I have these scars. I get depressed at times.

Social media plays a big part as to what we think we should look like. Everyone would like to have the nice body, tight waist, small hips just so they can dress like the celebrities they see.

People believe that the pictures they see on social media are God like and their bodies are unattainable.

In reality, the majority of these celebrities look like us with stretch marks and cellulite. They just have experts that photoshop all of their pictures.

I’ve been able to overcome and cope with my body issues because I learned to embrace my body. It is not as easy as it sounds, but I have to remember that not everybody recovers 100 percent from a bullet wound.

Many things have helped me to move on: faith, family and my friends. If it wasn’t for them, I’m not sure I would be as strong as I am today.

I still get emotional and depressed at times but I always tell myself it could be worse.

My advice for young girls dealing with body image issues is never forget to love yourself. You are made uniquely for a reason.

If everybody looked the same, how would you stand out? Never take your body for granted because you never know what tomorrow may bring you.




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