I Am Beautiful No Matter What They Say


This is an oft-used phrase in discussions of physical aesthetics and arguments about what makes one female lovely and now not another. For many, the suitable of beauty is solely bodily and now and then superficial. What we look like outdoor is frequently the best judge as to whether or not a woman is considered attractive. For me but, conventional and societal norms of splendor are incomplete.

When I determined, I turned entirely.

It wasn’t till Middle School that I concept I was quiet. One day I determined that I became. I nonetheless had insecurities and compared myself to the alternative girls that had constantly been known as pretty. But every Sometimes, I might get a glimpse of my beauty. My poor view of the way I regarded nonetheless outweighed the tremendous, but this changed into the beginning of me accepting myself.

I remember asking my high-quality pal, “Am I prettier than so and so?” The solution was regularly “no.” I knew why she stated no due to the fact they were identical motives. I stated no. I was too darkish-skinned; my nose turned so huge that you could see my mind (from my granny). I became too thin like the starving youngsters in Africa (from my peers). My hair became too nappy, and I needed a perm (from my mother).

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I recognize that other youngsters are ruthless to one another. However, these views had been comprehensive of our surroundings and how we noticed ourselves; same for my family.

So while I now understand where the stigmas were coming from, it would not make it any much less hurtful for young girls going via this proper now.


Back once I was developing up, there was no Lupita Nong’s to reveal to me that my darkish pores and skin turned lovely. There was no Alex Wek to show me that women who seemed like me should walk a runway. Thank God for these women now, and thank God that societal perspectives of beauty are slowly, however truely, evolving.

I needed to parent out on my own to become as much as me to claim what makes me unique. I had to find out what my particular items to the world were. I had to conquer shade-ism (my pores and skin tone) and hair-ism (my oily hair), and feature-ism (my wide nostril and huge lips).

The reason for me writing this these days is that such a lot of petite women, teenagers, and women nevertheless sense victimized if what they were born with isn’t taken into consideration beautiful.

Fact. We are all perfectly made in God’s photo, and as spirit, soul and reality do you without a doubt think how we look topics?

Jeanna Davila
Writer. Gamer. Pop culture fanatic. Troublemaker. Beer buff. Internet aficionado. Reader. Explorer. Set new standards for getting my feet wet with country music for farmers. Spent college summers lecturing about saliva in Libya. Won several awards for buying and selling barbie dolls in Prescott, AZ. Spent a year implementing Yugos in West Palm Beach, FL. Spent several months creating marketing channels for cigarettes in Deltona, FL. Spent 2001-2004 developing carnival rides in New York, NY.