During my teens, I used to always idealize the women in magazines who I had considered we’re in ”perfect shape”. Back then, that’s what society taught us. In my late teens, I wished that one day I would ”lose” all the excess weight in hopes of becoming like them. In my early 20s, I tried all the weight loss programs, supplements, and green teas. I’ve struggled a lot with my body weight for a very long time. This is something I never posted about since I didn’t feel comfortable before. This is the reason why I have never collaborated with clothing campaigns in the past. I truly thought they would never have my size. However, now it is clear that through social media, people are becoming more and more accepting of #bodypositivity and are striving to break these previous social norms.
During the quarantine especially, I realized that self-love is truly one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. For me, it freed up so much mental space and helped me realize that there is so much more to life than appearances. I hope this message will encourage you to be more accepting of who you are.
These past few months have certainly been difficult for everyone so let us focus on the positive side and lets start shifting our focus on oursleves and do what we feel is best for us!