Sunday, 24 November 2013

Body Issues #2

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This is a little follow up from my last post on Body Issues. I guess I wanted to talk about my own experience and what the whole beauty culture is like nowadays.

Everyone has days when they don't feel as good as the day before (heck, right now I've got mismatched jogging bottoms and a hoody on with hair I haven't washed in about three days and zilch make-up!) but to class that as an 'ugly' day is just ridiculous. Sure, we have good days and bad days, but isn't it more about the person than it is about their clothes/hair/make-up? In the end we've all just gotta accept what we got and deal with it. I'm always jealous of confident people who can become the life and soul of the party with minimal effort. I guess there's still that awkward and shy ginger girl with out of control hair and a slightly larger nose than what people class as 'normal' but even so, there's no point changing who I am coz who wants to follow the herd?!

Clearly this is a massive issue, with too many different tangents to even mention but how the media represent the types of 'normal' girls, the type of girls boys are into, the type of 'perfect' models etc etc, is having a profound affect on girls and boys growing up today. Although I've never felt the pressure to change what I wear or how I look (thankfully, my family and friends keep me grounded), I do feel for the girls and boys growing up at this time. The pressures from social media is an ever growing demon (and angel, if you look at the positives) with the term 'perfection' used too frivolously. 

Now that's only a slight slither of my opinion, but I do want to hear yours!
How to you feel about today's culture?
What do you think could change it?
What's your own experience of it?

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Thanks for reading!

Rhiannon xxx


  1. Really enjoyed reading this post! It's nice to find someone writing about issues that all us girls face day to day! I think you are right we need to stop focusing on the negatives and look at our positives. This is sometimes easier said than done but if you keep at it you do start not getting as bothered. When I was younger I was bullied about my ginger hair/freckles/glasses and I used to want to change the way I looked all the time. As I got older I realised it was nice not to look the same as everyone else and to love myself for who I am. As soon as I changed my mind set I felt everything around me changed too for the better!
    Keep going with your blog my lovely - you have a new follower :)

    Collette xxx

    1. Thank you hun! I hated being bullied for my ginger hair, so glad you got through it okay :) xxx

  2. What a wonderful post and message! Really great to read something real and true. All of us go through confidence issues, whether we are too fat, too skinny, too tall, too short, or just not right. I think how we deal with those issues, depends on the support we receive from family and friends. Hopefully, as the young boys and girls growing up today, will realize that the things that make them different are also the things that make them special! And they learn to play up those differences and be proud of them. How boring this world would be if we were all the same.


    1. Thank you! That's such a great message, everyone should embrace their individuality! xx


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