the first step towards confidence is not being afraid to be ugly
once you get over the fear of being unattractive and stop equating beauty with other good things in life (friends, love, happiness) it’s a lot easier to love yourself unconditionally
your job is not to sit around and be pretty and easy on everyone else’s eyes
your job is to do whatever the fuck you want and look however the fuck you want while doing it
This is how I got confident
I’ve decided that one of my final university projects is going to be an essay on feminism and body image in literature (stick with what you know, right?), so I’m really excited to get started on that.
If anyone knows of any good literature along this theme, I’d love your recommendations! I’m still in the early stages of planning the essay (I’ve got other work to finish before I can start this properly) so I’m not sure exactly which direction I’ll take it, so I’m very much open to suggestions. I was thinking I’ll either focus on the way in which beauty ideals vary over time or through different cultures, in order show that they are completely socially constructed. But again, this could still change.
So any recommendations of books (fiction or non fiction), essays, articles, etc would be extremely gratefully received!
I don’t go running because I want to be thin.
I go running because
and tell you
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