I love Beyonce just as much as the next person, but I don’t think she’s flawless. Or me. Or you. Hear me out.
I’m learning how to love myself more, and some self-love books and posts I’ve read encourage you to really look over your body and learn to love your flaws.
Is there really not a better word to use than flaws? As if something is wrong with us for being how we were created to be? Society always pressures us to buy products to fix or hide our flaws, like undereye circles, “muffin top,” frizzy hair, you name it. I’m proud that I’m not flawless. And you should be, too. I think it’s time we started owning what’s “wrong” with us by admitting our “flaws” so no one else can hold them over us anymore.
There’s not a single person on this planet who is actually flawless. Not one person. All of us have flaws; that’s just called being human. While I love saying I’m flawless like many other people, the truth is that none of us are flawless. And that’s great!
I strongly believe every person is beautiful, flaws and all, because we’re all unique. But sometimes it’s tough to believe that all of your flaws are beautiful.
In an effort to be more transparent and real with you guys, here are my “flaws:”
My body has stretch marks and rolls of fat.
I have acne.
My eyebrow hair grows crazy fast.
I have big thighs.
I’m not a size two. Or eight. Or 20.
I get facial hair, especially on my chin.
I shave off said facial hair.
My hair is frizzy pretty much all the time.
I have a super oily forehead all day erry day.
My body jiggles when I walk, especially when I’m feeling confident for some reason.
I have big feet.
Even with all of those “flaws,” I still accept and love who I am as a person. I don’t let my physical features define who I am. It took me years to get to this point, so if you’re still struggling, know that I’ve been there and I understand. There some days when I still struggle and doubt everything, but it’s a process and I’m getting a little better every single day.
What are your “flaws?” Take ownership of them, love them and work on them (only if you want to).
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