My appetite decreased and as I lost weight, the warped mindset of “If only I were thinner, I would be more desirable” and “if only I were perfect, life would be perfect.” Feeling foolish, I isolated myself, and now I was shopping in the children’s section, something a 5′ something woman should never do.
Yes, I’ve been so used to the compliments ‘Hey, you’ve got such a pretty face’, or ‘your face is hot’, or ‘you’re so damned pretty’. I know that within these words lie the subliminal messaging of ‘you’d be the perfect package if your body was too, though’.
In some parts of the world, the idea of beauty goes as such: ‘the fairer you are, the more attractive you’ll be’. I’ve had my fair share of struggles and hardship in my pursuit to be confident in my own skin. Using my gift as a writer to inspire people, this is my story – along with three lovely ladies who have joined in my pursuit to break the stereotype.
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