Just one more because this dress made me feel so FREE ☀️
I’m adjusting to seeing my body changing and growing differently. When I was a teen, I hated my curves and I did everything to hide them.
Lately, I’m trying to see different clothes on my body, clothes that I used to hate wearing as a teen, clothes that don’t hide my figure.
I had never in my life worn a dress like this without wearing spandex under it to eliminate my hips and hipdips. Fuck that 🙅🏻♀️
I’m allowed to wear the clothes I want to wear, no matter what my body grows to look like. People should be able to wear what they want without feeling afraid. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
wow I finally wrote the ending to a wattpad fanfic I started 5 years ago.
talk about procrastination. 💁🏻♀️
To say that all I ever use to do was hide behind filters when I was younger, it’s so accomplishing to be able to just post a picture of the natural face that I was born with and not feel a certain way fearing I may be judged. It’s time that people finally realised that meeting the beauty standards of society is no longer the path to boasting who you are as a person. We were all born with features that make us unique, so stop trying to hide them and make it known you don’t conform to societal standards. It’s time to break the mould rather than fit it!
"Despite what people may tell you, the biggest heartbreak will not stem from losing your first love but rather, it will come from the inability to love yourself. I hated my own skin once. I used to trace my scars and blemishes on my face and ask myself what was so wrong with me that I couldn’t be as pretty as all the other girls. I used to plan my meals and exercise routine in hope that when I start to lose weight, I would feel beautiful. I lost the weight and finally started to feel nice in my clothes but all that truly changed was the number on the scale; I still expected more from myself. I still passed mirrors and wished I looked prettier. Eventually, hating myself became so exhausting that I decided to try and love myself instead- I had nothing to lose. I started small, wearing clothes I wanted instead of skin tight garments that flattered my body shape best. I started listening to my body and eating foods I enjoyed instead of basing consumption off what would help me lose weight. I started sleeping naked, fully appreciating my body’s ability to generate its own warmth. I got into the daily habit of moisturising my skin and letting it drink from my tender hands. I challenged myself to go days at a time without wearing make-up, allowing my skin to breathe and to learn how to not let my confidence be defined by how presentable my face was. I wore my hair natural, refusing to hurt it with heat or allow myself to feel the pressure of needing to look perfect in all respects. I converted my toxic mentality surrounding exercise and taught myself how exercise was a celebration of what my body could do rather than a punishment for what it is not. Believe me when I say the key to loving yourself is to start from the inside because when you learn to define your beauty by the qualities you have, including all your weaknesses alongside your strengths, only then will you come to realise that you are unlike anyone else in the world- at least, not entirely- and that, my dear, makes you irresistible." - #whowrotethis?