Your Imperfections Are Perfect.

Is it surprising really that so many of today’s young people develop eating disorders or are unsatisfied with their bodies when we are all bombarded by pictures of a socially constructed ideal of beauty on a daily basis?
Young girls are brainwashed from a really young age to think that their Barbie is perfect and what they should strive to look like themselves. Teenage girls are taught that size zero, tall, perfect unblemished faces are what they should aspire to be like when not even the models they so badly want to look like actually look like that themselves.

Below is a video by model Cameron Russel who talks about photo shop,Β  the modelling industry etc and she really speaks the truth and is completely inspiring. I really do recommend you watch it and hang on till the end – it’s long but worth your time!

http://www.ted.com/talks/cameron_russell_looks_aren_t_everything_believe_me_i_m_a_model

The video talks about how the images in magazines, on TV, even in movies are pretty much all photoshopped and sometimes even beyond recognition of the original. This sets an unrealistic expectation and pressure on a generation that already have the pressures of their peers and school and, in more cases than people realise, mental health conditions to deal with.
Here’s the message that should be sent out:

No one is perfect. Your imperfections only add character and depth to you and quite frankly perfection would be boring. No one, nope no one at all, can look perfect all the time and looks aren’t everything anyway. You deserve all the happiness in the world and worrying about some spots or the size of your stomach isn’t going to get you that. Also, no one probably notices what you do – you are your own worst enemy. One of my favourite quotes is “You’ll worry less what people think of you when you realise how seldom they do.”
We all need to learn to embrace our bodies for what they are – flaws and all – it is the vehicle to all your hopes and dreams.
Sorry for that last bit…cheesiness overload! But is is true!
Air hugs for you all,
Anna β™₯

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9 thoughts on “Your Imperfections Are Perfect.

  1. Dancing in the rain... says:

    Absolutely LOVE this. Thank you so much for your wise words. I am studying fashion (which is something i have wanted to do for many years but did not persue it as it is such an ‘image concious’ area…but as a recovering anorexic,being healthy and happy is most important and my aim is to not to style stick thin perfect catwalk models or the like but help real people of all sizes dress in clothes that make them feel happier and more confidant and make the best of what we are all blessed with. Flaws and all as you say πŸ™‚ Aoifs x

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    • recoveryourlifeback says:

      Thank you – I’m glad you like it! If you’re in fashion then I definitely recommend the video for you πŸ™‚
      Is sounds like an amazing industry but you’re right, I think I’d be too scared to join it because of the amount of possible triggers :/
      We need some healthier models out there or make up less photoshoots/ fashion shows. That would be awesome. πŸ™‚
      Anna x

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      • Dancing in the rain... says:

        Its one of my favourite ever videos πŸ™‚ What u said in your reply makes so much sense-please see the my most recent post and let me know ur opinion if you have the time πŸ™‚ Take care Anna x

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  2. Lannah says:

    Absolutely accurate in every way. I kind of needed this at the minute. I realise I’ve been obsessing over my appearance WAY too much recently, and have developed a habit of comparing myself to others. You are absolutely right my love. It is our imperfections that make us. Keep on sharing your inspiring words of wisdom hun. Love you xxx

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