This is my body, unedited. To you it may seem like I'm proud of being the shape I am in because I show it, but I want to say that I am not. People's minds work differently. You may seem skinny thighs and a flat belly, but when I look in the mirror I see something completely different. Same with my face really. You see my face almost daily when I upload and say I was pretty or even beautiful. Now I want to say that I see soemthing completely different. My mind simply works diferent than yours. When I look into the mirror I see fat, a spotty face, a real mess. And I can't help that. My attention is drawn to my insecurities and the reason I take photos is that I want to show that. I want to show how different people are. Taking pictures is my way to deal with my insecurities and my body/face. To show others they're not alone with it. Everybody has their flaws and I want to show mine. Maybe to you they're not on the outside and to me they are, but they certainly are on the inside.
So no, I don't like my body and accepting compliments is something I can't do, but I still show it to encourage others to do the same. Show your flaws. If they're real or not doesn't matter.
I hope I amde sense by saying that and I hope you have a great day/night. I love you all
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Sorry that I'm so late but this!!!! I love this post! I relate to so much about what you say. I can sometimes see what others see when they look at me but I never really accept my body.
"My attention is drawn to my insecurities and the reason I take photos is that I want to show that"
Exactly. I love what you're doing, thank you.
Das geht absolut jedem so. Manche haben es vielleicht über die Zeit akzeptiert, aber wer sagt, dass es ihm nie so ging, der lügt sich selbst was vor.
Ich weiss, dass ich deine Meinung über dich selbst wohl nicht ändern kann, aber meiner Meinung nach bist du ein wirklich hübsches Mädel.
Glaub an dich, dann wirst du dich hoffentlich irgendwann selbst akzeptieren
Trust me, just listen to the people like amourdombre or myself, cause we really know what we are talking about here.
Though just about every teenage girl goes through a period of body image issues, sometimes, for some people, it is much more than that, and for them to be thrown in with all the other "oh, it's just a phase" girls is very insensitive and can be downright cruel. I have been guilty of that, even though I myself have often been a victim, even perpetually as I was growing up. But, alas, my perception, ironically, makes it near impossible to tap into your perception, though I will work to be more sensitive.
I can only hope that you one day have what the philosopher, Kant, described as a "Copernican Revolution". Copernicus was the first person whose perception was open enough to notice that the Earth orbits the Sun instead of vice versa. This change in perception, or paradigm shift, can be applied to all that we perceive, both of our selves and the world around us... if that makes sense.
Ein in meinen Augen ehrliches und wertvolles Statement!