Do you consider yourself beautiful? I can answer this question for you easily and tell you that all of you are beautiful! My words may be useless if you don’t believe it yourself. There are so many things in the world that we consider beautiful: The vibrant color changes when leaves turn from green to yellow, red and orange; How snow falls creating a white fluffy blanket over a field. Beauty comes in many different shapes, sizes, colors, and patterns. We don’t need to question beauty, so why do we question ourselves?
At one point or another, we may have all experienced negative feelings toward some aspect of ourselves, but we are organic beings. We are just a part of nature— Nature is not repulsive or hideous, but attractive, vibrant, and beautiful. We are all a part of something so grand and yet many of us keep reaching for this unrealistic version of perfection.
Social media largely participates in showcasing women with the “ideal” hairstyles and body types. Why is it that we accept their version of beauty without questioning it? Even the strongest of us can fall victim to the dishonesties of media. The women in the magazines and behind the screens are just like all of us— they have a routine, a job, dreams, and families.
Stay true to who you want to be. Don’t conform yourself to the ideas of the world. Love yourself for who you are and who you will become! And know every time you look in the mirror, you are genuine beauty!
Edited by Samantha McDonald