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Self Image and Body Shaming

 

 

We live in a world where essentially the ideal woman very often is the fit, perfect hair and perfect teeth with flawless skin.

I am none of these things.  I suffer much like anyone else from self-image issues.  I have probably the worst teeth and my skin is just so sensitive so its never perfect.  My hair sometimes looks awesome though.

I realize that I am not the ideal woman that people picture but I do know that I am amazing in other ways.  I have a lot to offer and I am trying to make the world a better place a little bit at a time.

Maybe you have noticed that most of the time I do not smile for pictures so that my teeth show.  Well frankly, I do not want to show off my missing tooth or the fact that most of my teeth look god awful.    Because of my mental health problems and my high blood pressure I have had to take some rather caustic medications that has essentially killed off all the enamel on all my teeth.  Which means that they are constantly getting cavities no matter how clean I keep them and they are constantly breaking.  Ideally I would just have to get dentures or something.  But that requires money I just do not have.

I am starting to get more people following me on Instagram and my other social media, because I am posting interesting things that are mutually enjoyable for me and them.  I do not mind that at all.  However, I do mind being reminded that I have horrible teeth and that I am not the most beautiful woman in the world.  I try to let stuff like this go, but unfortunately I am a human being and I do have feelings too.

Then I read today, that in London, there is this group of terrible human beings handing out cards that are basically fat shaming people who they feel are not up to their view of perfection.  This just hit home what I am feeling right now.  Why are we so shallow that we can not accept people for who they are fat or skinny?  Why do I have to be perfect in order to gain acceptance?  Why can’t people keep their terrible comments to themselves?  I suppose its karma coming back to me when I have not so perfect thoughts of other people.  But dang why can’t we have nice things?

I will bounce back.  I always do.  Life never gets me down long.  After all I am Awesome Beth!

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