Unfortunately, many women are not satisfied with their body image. The pressures of images in the media the portrayal of seemingly flawless supermodels can affect how we view ourselves. This has the potential to affect our self-esteem.

Instead of trying to become something we are not and striving for these ideal societal images, we need to start focusing on being healthy (which doesn’t necessarily mean being “skinny”) and embracing the wonderful features that we do have.

Maybe your stomach isn’t flat and you have wide hips or thick thighs, or you don’t like the size of your breasts. Instead of dieting and thinking that you have to lose weight or get surgery, focus on healthy eating and dressing in a way that accentuates your most fabulous features.

Obviously we were all not meant to be tall and thin with perfect features. Even the models in the magazines are not completely flawless. Every time you begin feeling bad about a certain part of your body, try to focus on something great about else that is great about the way you look.

If you are curvy with a small waist then you can accentuate that with high-waisted jeans, a pencil skirts, and dresses, adding a thick belt around your waist or bust area.

If you are not fond of your upper body, but you have wonderful legs then try showing them off. Wear a flirty skater skirt or denim shorts. When it’s cold out, wear skinny jeans and printed leggings.

If you have toned arms and nice shoulders then wear tanks, short sleeved clothing, and off the shoulder tops.

Don’t be so focused on the things you don’t have, when there are so many other great things about you. You probably have some features that other women wish they had.

Challenge yourself to make a list of the things you love about your body. After you have found all of your best features then think of ways to accentuate them in your wardrobe.

Once you start to feel confident in what you have, you can allow yourself to not worry so much about the imperfections.

The models and celebrities in magazines and in the media are often edited, airbrushed, altered, and made to look thinner. You do not have to be a size zero to be beautiful. It is much more important to be healthy.

As women we need to stop letting these portrayals ofideal body images dictate how we feel about ourselves. That should be up to us. Dress in a way that flatters your shape, maintain good hygiene and a healthy diet.

No matter what color your skin is, what size your pants are, or what texture your hair is, you are beautiful and you need to let that shine.

Writer: Kayla Boyd                           Photographer: Semra Sevin

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