Bigger boobs, different color eyes… We, women, want what we don’t have.
I read a statistic a couple years ago that said a whopping 92 percent of women were unhappy with their bodies.92%!!! Although the media, by pushing unattainable images of beauty, bear some blame for women’s poor body image, we can’t give them all of the responsibility. As consumers are ultimately responsible for well, what we consume.
We choose the magazines we read, the TV shows we watch, the attitudes and opinions we allow friends to make about others without calling them out, and the beliefs we inherited and have not challenged.
But I see hope in all sorts of places like these Buzzfeed women. After trying out their ideal body part for a day, more than one opted to keep their natural boob, hair and other natural attributes. It gives you hope that after satisfying our curiosity, they really like who we are.
The world is changing. We’re becoming more aware that how we think about ourselves affects our confidence and motivation. We’re widening our definition of beauty to include more realistic and inclusive examples. And, we’re being accepting of fuller curved women. That’s all good because how we think about ourselves have a huge impact on our confidence and self-esteem.