Why are women so down on themselves? Why when following a recent popular facebook group did I read about a flat-chested bride who was considering surgery before her wedding? As a double A, her partner suggested she might feel better if she had it?!?!?
"hey girl, no way, be who you are, don't alter yourself to fit a perceived norm."
"if you are really that worried, get a pair of chicken fillets or choose a dress shape that makes the most of the assets you have."
but NO, I read comment after comment telling this lass things like,
'if it makes you feel good, do it!"
Then today I saw this, and I though, no shit sherlock. Don't be influenced by the advertisers, don't go under the knife to fit the norm, don't diet unless it is to make you feel healthy and happy. Please, lovely ladies you are beautiful fat or thin, broken or bent, scared or whole, inside or out. Believe me, I am scared as heck, but I have pretty good body confidence - sod the rest of the world I am who I am. Your man should love you as you are too. Oh if you don't believe me about the scars check out my all revealing blog post here.
But there is help out there. My tips to improve your body confidence. Listed in order of least scary to MOST scary - only my opinion.
Have a make over shoot at my studio and let your inner beauty shine through
Have a boudoir shoot - I did mine to prove I was, as I said essentially body confident
Join a wonderful local community of body painters, models, and photographers and become a work of art
or finally and what I consider probably most scary become a life model as one of my friends Sarah Lowndes, who said, "Life modelling has improved my body confidence no end!"