Hello,
(Before I start, I just want to say that whilst I talk about beauty in my ramble, I am merely talking about aesthetic beauty. I am completely aware that beauty is found in more than just aesthetics, and I also want to make sure anyone who reads this does not think that beauty is the most important attribute a person can have. I am simply attempting to tackle the issue of self-esteem regarding beauty.)
So, this is my first of (possibly) two posts about a similar matter: insecurities and the media’s influence. These are all pictures of my own body and (some of) my own insecurities. This is just a reminder for all the wonderful women and men who think they are less attractive because of the way they perceive their natural state. 
For me, (and I will only explain this briefly…ish) a lot of insecurities stem from the ‘perfection’ represented within the media. Regardless of the fact I know all the images are photoshopped, it still has a strong impact on my self-esteem, and undoubtedly many other people’s, too. As a result, I am insecure about the size of my lips, the size of my boobs, the stretch marks on my bum, my protruding collarbones, the skinniness of my legs, the obvious veins around my eyes, my moles, my chicken pox scars, the rolls of fat on my stomach when I sit down; the list goes on. 
The point is, even though you will not see these things in regular pictures I post, I want you to know that they do exist. That there are imperfections all over me you may not get to see, or that I may not tell you about. What I am trying to say is this; if you feel insecure about anything on your body, you are not alone. 
But more importantly, having imperfections does not make you ugly. It does not make you unattractive. I cannot stress this enough. Everyone has imperfections. Everyone. Do not forget that. Just because you don’t see them, does not mean they aren’t there. Do not compare every single ‘flaw’ you see of yourself in the mirror, to a small snippet you may see of somebody else. In fact, if you can, try not to compare yourself to anyone at all. I know from experience that it is a very destructive habit. 
Everyone is beautiful in a completely unique way; that is what makes humans so wonderful. We are all unique and individual and peppered with flaws. Embrace them. Learn to love them. That’s what I’m doing. Because, you know what? Society rarely tells you this, but you are allowed to feel beautiful. You are allowed to tell yourself you are beautiful exactly as you are, because it is true. 

So today, I post these pictures for the world to see. And I am proud to say that I am covered with uniqueness, and completely wonderful exactly as I am. 

Hello,

(Before I start, I just want to say that whilst I talk about beauty in my ramble, I am merely talking about aesthetic beauty. I am completely aware that beauty is found in more than just aesthetics, and I also want to make sure anyone who reads this does not think that beauty is the most important attribute a person can have. I am simply attempting to tackle the issue of self-esteem regarding beauty.)

So, this is my first of (possibly) two posts about a similar matter: insecurities and the media’s influence. These are all pictures of my own body and (some of) my own insecurities. This is just a reminder for all the wonderful women and men who think they are less attractive because of the way they perceive their natural state. 

For me, (and I will only explain this briefly…ish) a lot of insecurities stem from the ‘perfection’ represented within the media. Regardless of the fact I know all the images are photoshopped, it still has a strong impact on my self-esteem, and undoubtedly many other people’s, too. As a result, I am insecure about the size of my lips, the size of my boobs, the stretch marks on my bum, my protruding collarbones, the skinniness of my legs, the obvious veins around my eyes, my moles, my chicken pox scars, the rolls of fat on my stomach when I sit down; the list goes on. 

The point is, even though you will not see these things in regular pictures I post, I want you to know that they do exist. That there are imperfections all over me you may not get to see, or that I may not tell you about. What I am trying to say is this; if you feel insecure about anything on your body, you are not alone

But more importantly, having imperfections does not make you ugly. It does not make you unattractive. I cannot stress this enough. Everyone has imperfections. Everyone. Do not forget that. Just because you don’t see them, does not mean they aren’t there. Do not compare every single ‘flaw’ you see of yourself in the mirror, to a small snippet you may see of somebody else. In fact, if you can, try not to compare yourself to anyone at all. I know from experience that it is a very destructive habit. 

Everyone is beautiful in a completely unique way; that is what makes humans so wonderful. We are all unique and individual and peppered with flaws. Embrace them. Learn to love them. That’s what I’m doing. Because, you know what? Society rarely tells you this, but you are allowed to feel beautiful. You are allowed to tell yourself you are beautiful exactly as you are, because it is true. 

So today, I post these pictures for the world to see. And I am proud to say that I am covered with uniqueness, and completely wonderful exactly as I am. 

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