Social media is chuck FULL of girls that don't look like me. That doesn't mean they aren't beautiful, or that I am less or more beautiful than they are, but it's hard scrolling through your feed and constantly being reminded that your disproportionate body is never going to look like that.
When I took these photos I decided to do a little experiment: look at the them as if I were looking at a complete stranger. I was amazed at what I didn't see.
I didn't see a pasty girl who could use a good self tanner.
I didn't see legs that were covered in veins and cellulite.
I didn't see chubby arms.
I didn't see a girl who needed to loose a few pound in order to look good in a swimsuit.
Instead I saw a girl who looked happy and beautiful. Going forward I've decided to look at every picture of me as if I were looking at a stranger. I challenge you to do the same. You'd be surprised at how kinder you would be.