Top: Poetry | Choker: DIY
In a society where a certain body type is preferred over another, it’s difficult for everyone, not just the female population, to be confident with themselves and their body image.
I, myself am not excluded.
Like many others across the globe, there have been many an occasion where I’ve been dissatisfied with my appearance. Admittedly, there are times where I don’t like the way I look, but I’m learning to love myself, stretch marks and all. Being a blogger, it allows me to share whatever I desire, and I feel like there’s a responsibility that comes with that. While yes, I do blog about styling clothes and today’s hottest trends, I enjoy sharing some things about myself, body positivism being one of the things I’m passionate for. Although many people tend to believe that I’m confident in my own body, it did take me a while to get to where I’m at today.
I struggled with anorexia and bulimia for a long time.
While I don’t want to get into too much detail, it consumed a large portion of my life. I wasn’t happy with the way I looked because I didn’t look like the models and celebrities in the magazines. I often found myself comparing my body with theirs and became unhappy. I did everything I could, from diet pills to spending large amounts of time at the gym, to attain something that’s out of reach. I stopped eating several times, and if I did, I would most likely purge it. However, I’ve come a long way since then and quite frankly, I’m proud of that. Yes, there will be times I will poke at myself, but at the end of the day, I’m not trying to be anyone or please someone other than myself. With this mindset, I love my body because this body is mine and I hope you’ll feel the same way about yours, too, someday. It doesn’t matter if you ever decide to go under the knife or not, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. You’re entitled to feel happy in your own skin.
What are your stories?