*THIS TOPIC WAS NOT PLANNED, IT JUST POPPED INTO MY HEAD AS I WAS REFLECTING ON SOME THINGS I HAVE PEEPED LATELY, BASICALLY BEHAVIOR THAT DISTURBED ME. THERE ARE WOMEN WHO GENUINELY HAVE NO LOVE FOR THEMSELVES; TO THE POINT THEY ARE GETTING THEIR BUTTOCKS INJECTED IN NAIL SHOPS WITH BLACK MARKET IMITATION PMMA FILLERS THAT ARE LIFE THREATENING. I ALSO WITNESSED A HANDFUL OF 7TH GRADE GIRLS TALKING ABOUT HOW THEIR FAVORITE ARTIST IS NICKI MINAJ AND THEY ARE POSITIVE THEY CAN MAKE SO & SO’S BED ROCK.
I’M JUST TRYING TO ENCOURAGE WOMEN TO LOVE THEMSELVES. HOPEFULLY THOSE LIL GIRLS GET INTRODUCED TO MORE POSITIVE AND LESS PROVOCATIVE ARTISTS BEFORE ANY (MORE) DAMAGE IS DONE. I HAVE NOTHING AGAINST NICKI MINAJ, I THINK SHE IS AN AMAZING ENTERTAINER BUT I WOULD NOT WANT MY NIECE OR DAUGHTER FOR THAT MATTER LOOKING UP TO THE CHARACTER SHE HAS CREATED AS INSPIRATION, FOR OBVIOUS REASONS. I DIGRESS..YOU CAN LOVE IT OR HATE IT…MY FINGERS JUST KEPT UP TO SPEED WITH MY THOUGHTS, YOU COULD SAY THIS IS A “FREESTYLED” POST/RANT/NOTE/WHATEVER…AS ALWAYS, I HOPE YOU CAN TAKE SOME OF THIS WITH YOU AND GET A LITTLE ANXIOUS TO UPLIFT SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE.
PEACE.**

The beauty of a woman is so versatile. We come in all colors, shapes, & sizes. Some are naturally
thin, others curvy, and some a bit more meaty, all individually unique and ALL beautiful. The problem
with the world today, is that women are pressured to fit a certain mold; an extremely UNREALISTIC MOLD that they see on television, in magazines, music videos, etc. Its easy to say “don’t conform to what society deems as beauty” but much harder to actually live that when everywhere you turn you constantly see perfection. Now more than ever women need to embrace their body and minds that were GOD given..you only get one of each and its vital to love yourself in each and every way, flaws and all.

I am not exempt from the pressure, trust me. Everytime I see Kim Kardashian with her perfect proportions I want to eat a bit less, work out a bit more. BUT I quickly remind myself that we are two different women, two different body types, and live two different lifestyles. For years I hated my freckles, you can literally play connect the dots on my arms and thighs. I was insecure of my complexion, I am of Irish/Portuguese decent and happen to be on the pale side. I have big lips and got called some detrimental names. I could go on and on and on..point being: we all have insecurities.

Now that I am older I appreciate my freckles, they are perfectly positioned where they are supposed to be, and they cannot be matched. My complexion is a reflection of where I come from and I’m proud of my nationality. I embrace my lips and label them one of my best features. Plastic surgery offices make a killing off of women who want what I was blessed with. I also am extremely intelligent, and possess a ton of other qualities that cannot be bought, injected, or duplicated. I realized long ago I will never be the bountiful bootylicious beauty gracing the covers of KING magazine, and that’s all right with me.

Ladies DO NOT limit your beauty to a mirror or someone else’s foolish ideals. We are so lucky to live in a country where we have the opportunity to be educated, speak our MINDS, sing, dance, cry, yell, cuss someone out, and most importantly CHOOSE who we want to love and be what God intended. So do not waste your life trying to be anyone other than yourself. Again, embrace YOU.

Positively school young girls on being confident, teach them to respect themselves and to march to the beat of their own drum.

Love yourself and whatever makes you YOU…simply own it.

As Always-Stay Blessed

-Be