Girls, don't panic.
For my first article on Beauties, I want to give you girls a pep talk.
The weather is disgusting, people are annoying, haters are everywhere and the world is falling apart : but I got you. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m pretty tough on myself. I am a confident girl with a lot of fears. Sure I have a cool job, great friends, a busy social life and of course amazing long shiny hair (Sighs). But deep down, I’m freaking out. It’s a problem we girls tend to have. Freaking out sucks because it makes you blow things out of proportion (#1 hobby). 2016 was the year of realizing stuff, right? I feel like we were almost winning at promoting self-love. But 2017 was right around the corner with an orange bomb. I’ve never really enjoyed sharing my opinion on politics because I’m obsessed with other stuff. But then, the United States elected Donald Trump. This article won’t be about him, because my mama taught me to never waste energy on boys who didn’t deserve it. I’m just wondering how women are going to survive this negative/women have no voice/patriarchist movement. How are we going to keep fighting body shamming and wear or be whatever/whoever we want? What is going to happen to that after the president of the most powerful country in the world clearly expresses that women have no voice?
That’s the best thing to get out of doing what you think is best for you. Fashion is one of the biggest forms of expression. We use clothes to reveal who we are and send a message. Here is the pep talk that is going to help you do you: Wearing what you want makes you, you. Then someone sees you being you and gets inspired. Nobody will ever go hater on you if you are just being you in confidence. Why? Because being fearless is everyone’s goal and when we see someone being fierce, we applaud. When you inspire someone, you are proud. When you are proud, you are confident. And when you get to that point, that you are so confident of being who you are, you’re untouchable. Being untouchable makes the bad guy harmless. And that’s what we want, right?
You don’t have to be approved to be accepted. You don’t have to be accepted to be loved. And you clearly don’t have to be loved by everyone to be worthy. You are someone’s person. And this someone will always approve, accept and love you. And that is the reason why you should be free of being yourself. For the sake of that person who wants you to be free. So if you can’t do it for yourself because you are scared, do it for that person. So go be a spice girl, run the world, wear whatever the hell you want and remember: confidence is not "if they will like me". It's "It'll be fine if they don't".