Beauty and self-worth can only be found inside of you. This is a lesson I have learned, unlearned and recently relearned. Don’t let society define for you what or who is beautiful and what or who is not. Love all of you -your mind, your body and your soul. Embrace and celebrate your essence.
If you are interested in exploring how society systematically constructs and deconstructs ideals of femininity, here’s a highly critical but entertaining book that adds another layer to the empowerment of women: