Fictitious beauty standardsreemTHA
This is why My_daughter_will_never_know_relaxers ,
in a world where girls and women are in a constant struggle to catch up with the photoshopped bodies and tiny waists on Instagram, the airbrushed flawless faces in magazines, the unrealistically shiny bouncy hair in TV commercials, I will do my absolute best to make sure every time you look in the mirror you appreciate what you see with pride and love.
I will do my best to teach you how to see the good in your own self before seeing it in others.
Growing up, I was fortunate enough to be raised by a woman who always made me feel beautiful in whatever hair style I had, whatever outfits I picked and whether I chose to wear make up or not. The way she spoke to me about myself, gave me so much confidence, and it eventually became my inner voice that I didn’t question. I don’t recall the younger me ever wanting someone’s skin or someone else’s hair. Now as a grown woman I understand that it’s ok to have pores, because that’s what real skin looks like. Its ok for my hair to be frizzy, I just need to learn how to deal with it. It’s ok to have stretch marks; I eat healthy and work out, my skin is real and there isn’t much I can do about it.
It’s totally ok to love yourself and enjoy what God has given you and not to please anyone else, or to give in to any pressures and unrealistic man made fictitious beauty standards.”