Day 13: Body Image

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How do I feel about my body? Well…

I have flat feet.

I have broad shoulders.

My thighs are thick and muscular.

I always had a curvy stature.

And you know what…there is not one damn thing I would change about myself.

But, unfortunately there are not a lot of women who feel that way and we have society to blame for that. Women, especially, have a hard time accepting their bodies. It doesn’t help when gorgeous thin models in magazines or in advertisements, such as Victoria’s Secret. It is really scary how much negative talk of body image can affect someone’s psyche, more specifically a young girl’s mind. This “idea of perfection” is hammered into their heads while they’re young and they grow up not being comfortable in their own skin.

It doesn’t look like there is no end in sight. We have social media criticizing a celebrity’s weight, even though she just had a baby. Magazines continuously photoshopping and seeing nothing wrong with it. It took me a long time for me to accept my body. If I have a daughter, how do I explain to her accept who she is even though society is telling her otherwise?

God made us in His own image. Who gave us the right to judge the “ideal” body type?

This is Day 13 of the 30 Day Writing Challenge.

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