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By Olivia Szmania, Blogger
Body dysmorphia and impossible body standards are prospering. As I have grown up and become a young adult, what has unfolded before me has been terrifying.
With today’s inspiration being the Kardashians and Instagram influencers, the body expectations have surpassed reality.
Girls strive to have a tiny waist, curves, large butt, and large chest. When analyzing popular celebrities and influencers that portray this ideal, it showcases plastic surgery and/or photo editing. Girls need to know that the way they are right now is perfect and normal!
Culture promotes slimming teas, diets, and workouts to give this “snatched” look but for each person, looking and feeling their best is specific to them!
What is needed is acceptance of all bodies, regardless of size, shape, and skin tone. Bloating is normal, having some stomach fat is healthy as it protects your stomach, intestines, and other delicate organs.
Standards are constantly fluctuating and what remains is the fact that each person is born with different characteristics that make them unique. Talk to yourself the way you talk to those you love. Love yourself for how you are because you deserve it.