BIG GIRL, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL Five amazing ladies share their paths to self-acceptance. Written by TARA BOLOSAN | Illustrations by EMILY BAIRD From Facetuned Instagram posts by your favorite influencers to heavily edited advertisements in the trendiest magazines, we are constantly fed unrealistic beauty standards. This pressure can cause people, especially women, to feel a need to change their bodies, which makes it difficult to build up a genuine sense of selflove and confidence. Loving yourself is about more than physical appearance. It’s about accepting who you actually are, not who you “should” be. Here are five amazing ladies who have fallen head over heels in love with themselves despite ever-changing beauty norms.
“At the end of the day, everyone is stunning and the people in your life care about you and your well-being. Appreciate the way you look but that’s not what’s important.”
“Understand that everyone looks different and you look good looking the way you are. Be comfortable and honest with yourself.”
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