I’m definitely insecure of my chest. My problem is that my stomach isn’t perfectly flat, but it’s definitely a lot flatter than my chest. It just makes me look bigger than I actually am. My breasts can just be super overwhelming, and they affect me a lot. When I’m shopping, I’ll always have to go a size up in everything to fit my boobs, and it’s hard.
A lot of the girls that I’ve always surrounded myself with like my cousins, and my brother’s girlfriend, are a lot thinner than I am. I’ve never really felt comfortable in my own skin fully, ever.
I think the media puts beauty in a box. The criteria for beauty is so structured in this world. Especially with Victoria’s Secret models and the film industry and everything. Beauty has been put on such a small scale.
Beauty is determined by very specific things nowadays, and it has a negative effect on a lot of people. But we need to realize that there is no specific way you need to look in order to be beautiful.
Everyone has unique elements to themselves that shape their own personal identity of beauty.
You can look at someone and think ‘oh, they’re really beautiful,’ but then you could look at someone else and think they’re really beautiful too, when those girls look nothing alike.
I think the word ‘beautiful’ is actually one of the most descriptive words in the English language because although it’s only one word, it covers such a wide range of things.
For example, I am never going to be a size zero. It’s literally impossible.
But I really like my eyes and my smile. I feel like my face lights up when I smile, and that’s what makes me beautiful.
If girls stop putting each other down, and stopped placing limitations on themselves, we’d all be a lot healthier and happier with ourselves. The best way I learned to cope with feeling bad about myself, was honestly just doing my research.
For me, growing up, I always assumed there was just one body type, and everyone looked different because they weighed different amounts. Once I did my research, I learned that there are really so many different body types.
Some girls are born with bigger hips, some girls are born to be curvier with an hourglass figure, and some girls are born with a more petite frame.
I’ve learned that it truly is the things that make us different, that make us beautiful.