Don’t Let Society Make You Feel Like Your Body Isn’t Acceptable.

I don’t know about you, but I am frankly fed up of scrolling Instagram, Pinterest, and so on, feeds and seeing the same type of body. It goes without saying that I am by no means one to discriminate any BODY. I just strongly believe each type should be fairly represented and celebrated. For our mental well-being!

As a curvy woman myself, I’ve struggled to accept the same repetitive representation that fills my daily feed. It almost makes me feel as though my body shape / size isn’t right. As though it isn’t deemed “likeable” or acceptable in society.

All healthy bodies, whether on the larger or smaller scale, tall or short, SHOULD be celebrated and embraced. Self-love is hard enough let along when you throw in a social media platform that fails to represent the hundreds of body shapes and sizes out there.

I find that a lot of us chase this “perfect”, “flawless” figure that can only be seen through the filters of Instagram. Cellulite is normal. Stretch marks are normal. Thighs that jiggle when you walk are normal. Tummy rolls are normal. Spots are normal.

Nobody is perfect and no body is perfect. Unless you can afford the ridiculous amounts of money it costs to have work done. But, why would you? You are you and that is and will ALWAYS be more than enough.

And, if you find your body isn’t represented fairly, choose to represent it as best you can yourself. Embrace the beauty of it. Embrace the flaws of it. Embrace what makes it different. Celebrate and love it because it’s your body and it deserves some love and care – especially from its keeper.

Make changes to your social media. Unfollow any tags or accounts that make you feel insecure about yourself or your body. Follow accounts and tags that enable you to embrace your body whether curvy, plus-size, petite, or other. Follow accounts that are going to make you feel good! Don’t let your social media be toxic.

Practise what you preach and all that but the number on your label of clothes does not and will never determine your worth. Whether you wish it was lower or higher. I can assure you anybody who chooses to judge a person solely by their appearance has a shallow mentality. It doesn’t take a 20-year-old woman’s blog post to tell you that, I know.

Society may make you feel as though your body isn’t acceptable. Please don’t ever take any notice.

If you have any queries or would simply like to get in touch, please don’t hesitate to contact me!

Ciao for now x

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Wellbeing writer, host for The Inspired Narrative podcast and mental health support worker.

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