This doodle was more for me than an audience, but I decided to post it anyway.
As some of you may know, when I was younger I had a lot of issues with my self-confidence and body image. I thought my shoulders were too broad, my height- too short, and so on.. I hated seeing myself in the mirror or in any photos.
Then, came one day where I had challenged that thought. "Why do I feel this way? Why did I never worry how I looked when I was a little kid?" And for me, that was because I got too caught up with Society's vision of "beauty". From then on, I started staring myself down in the mirror, doing crazy faces and poses, just to make myself used to seeing how different I am and how great I can be when my mind isn't focused on looking anything other than myself. I started changing things up by working out and toning my arms so everything felt right haha and most importantly, I started, little by little, loving myself and my body more. I started to work toward feeling comfortable in my own body.
You have to get used to seeing something before you can love it fully, and I learned that by doing the silliest things in the mirror!
I wanted to share the lesson that I've taught myself incase any of you are feeling self-conscious about yourselves. Every body is different, but every body is also special and unique (which is a good thing). Thanks for coming to my TEDtalk haha
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