If I had a Body Like Yours……..Why this is Bull Sh*t

June 11, 2024

The concept that a woman would not have struggles because she may be perceived, and yes, its perception, not reality, as beautiful, or thin, or the ideal image is WHY we have body positivity events.  All women are beautiful.  And unfortunately, in today’s society, ALL WOMEN LACK CONFIDENCE.  Now the level may vary based on the topic (career vs relationships vs body) but we all have our moments where we feel less than.  So why do people feel so uncomfortable when they see someone, that they perceive (there’s that word again) as the “ideal” body type?  Let’s talk about it.

  • In order for us to appreciate others we need to appreciate ourselves first:  Yes, I said it…….. Our own lack of confidence is a reflection on the reaction we give others.  If you really think about it, comments like “if I looked like you” or “What does she have to complain about” are not about the other person.  They are about you and how YOU think you would feel in her skin.  News flash……. You probably will still have insecurities.  So, how do we combat this?  Self-acceptance.  That’s why empowerment photography is so important to me.  I get to help you in the journey of self-acceptance and self-love.  Only you can see your true beauty and when you see it shows up for others to see.  I am a damn good photographer but its YOU who make it happen in front of my camera. 
  • Compassion starts with YOU:  If you have not noticed yet- this post, its about you.  There is no compassion or understanding for others if you have not cut yourself some slack!  OK, so you don’t like your cellulite.  It’s there, its your body, and don’t you deserve love today? I am going to ask you to do something a little crazy.  Grab that piece of delicious, juicy cellulite and tell it you love it.  Did you know your body reacts the way you talk to it?  Yup, it’s true.  So instead of telling yourself “I will love me better when…,” love every bit of you today.  Including that chin hair you are about to pluck out.  See it’s OK to make changes and still accept, love and have compassion for yourself today.  When that happens, you then look at that perfect fit girl and love her, not because YOU want to be her, but because she too probably has something that she is not happy with and is on the same journey you are. 

I know, I know, it’s not easy.  But it is NECESSARY for us to look inside and take care of us and that pesky pessimistic voice that is talking to us. 

So, how will you love and accept yourself today?  Also, take a moment and tell another woman that she is worthy and beautiful.  You know, the one you get kinda mad at when she is not confident.  You might find out you have more in common than you think. 

Want to learn more about being body positive? Check this blog out: Why is Social Media Comparison Toxic

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