Of Body Shaming and Insecurities

If you will ask me of the things I don’t like about my body, I can tell you a long list of things I wished I had it better. I know how this generation can be very manipulative that the world makes us feel that we aren’t beautiful if we don’t fall under the society’s standard of beauty. (Hello, I’m dark, I have stretch marks on my arms and thighs, bad skin type, small hips, flat chest and all that, but really, who cares?) I grew up bringing all the insecurities with me until I reached that certain point when I realized I had enough. Right then and there I felt I no longer care too much and I became less conscious about how my body look like. Maybe that’s the thing about growing up, you now think differently, you discover your own beauty and you now understand how things really are.

  1. I now understand that we are all uniquely designed and no one is one step above just because the other receives more praises than you.
  2. I now understand that insecurity is something that’s very normal to all people and only becomes unhealthy by the way we react to it. Just remember, don’t let your insecurities overpower you.
  3. I now understand, as cliche as it may, beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, in all shades and colors, in all races this world may have.
  4. I now understand that less use of social media helps overcome insecurities, and you already know why.
  5. I now understand that the definition of beauty is more than just the physical appearance, it’s far more than the reflection you see in the mirror, it’s what you feel, it’s how you face everybody, it all comes from within.

I know, it takes time to learn to fully accept your imperfections, it’s a process, because believe me when I say that self-love is a journey. We don’t just wake up one day, feeling confident about ourselves and all that. There are also times when I thought I had it done perfectly, but nope. I still experience this thing here and there once in a while, but then AGAIN, that’s perfectly normal.

Girls, real beauty comes within you. Remember that.

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Author: Dianne

She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering. A full time IT Specialist based in Manila, Philippines who enjoys designing, reading and blogging. She fuels her day with a cup of good coffee in the morning and concludes the night thinking about life.