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When I first saw this photo I was really excited to share it. All I saw then was my smile, and I lov

When I first saw this photo I was really excited to share it. All I saw then was my smile, and I lov

When I first saw this photo I was really excited to share it. All I saw then was my smile, and I loved how it made me relive how truly happy I was in this moment.
Then when I actually went to post it, the negative self-talk began.
I’ve had haters tell me that I look anorexic for much of my life, and to this day I have a deep-rooted insecurity around it. Anytime I see my collarbones, chest bones, or ribs being visible, that old insecurity arises and I feel like I want to hide and not be seen.
I almost didn’t share it for this reason. As I stared at myself through negative eyes, I no longer noticed my smile, or the turquoise water behind me. All I could see were my visible chest bones, and I started to tell myself a shitty story about my body.
But you know what? F*ck. That.
I’m sharing this photo anyway, and I’m choosing to see the things I love about it and my body, rather than the things I could hate.
I could write a simple happy caption, and I’m sure many of you would in fact notice my smile and the color of the water more than my chest bones, but I’m sharing this story instead, because I want to remind you that we all have insecurities, no matter how it seems on Instagram.
I hope this inspires you to join me in saying “f*ck that!” the next time your insecurities arise and confuse you into thinking you are anything less than beautiful just the way you are.
Too skinny, too fat, too tall, too short. These are all labels that society and marketing try to assign us, and none of them are true.
I’m sharing this, because it’s the reminder that I myself needed today, and if you need it too, then I’m happy you landed on this post.
You are beautiful and so am I, visible chest bones and all. 💗
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📸: @dancampbelllloyd

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