The idea of body image and what is expected of women in modern-day has been on my mind a lot recently, and so has the idea of being embarrassed because you don’t look a certain way. As a self-proclaimed disliker of makeup and a slight feminist I wanted to talk more about this.
I have been embarrassed many a times. Because of the way I look, my accent or even just because I did or didn’t do something. But it is starting to dawn upon me that who the hell cares. We are all individuals and what we can or cannot do adds to that.
Why should we all look, act and sound the same? If this were the case the world would be a very boring place. There are many things in life that women get embarrassed over and I wanted to make this post to help others realise that you don’t need to worry, and that you shouldnt be embarrassed by any of this.
- Not wearing makeup
- Wearing the clothes you want to wear – even if it doesn’t flatter your body type
- Being x amount of weight
- Being x tall
- Being single or in a relationship or not caring about it
- Being on your period
- Having sex or not having sex or having lots of sex
- Going to the gym even if you feel like you don’t belong there
- Eating whatever food you like
- Dressing how you want
- Your handwriting
- How many followers/friends you have
- Making a mistake
- Not knowing the correct answer
- Not being at the same level as somebody else
- Not getting the job
- Saying no
- Asking for help
- Not being able to do something
- Where you come from
- What you enjoy to do
- Who your friends are/aren’t
- Your dance moves
- Where you work
- Taking a year out
- Not knowing what everybody else is talking about
- Going over the top
- Singing even if you don’t sound like an angel
- Living at home
- The way you speak
It has taken me a long time to realise that I shouldn’t be embarrassed about who I am. Whether I want to better myself or not, I should be proud of who I a, where I came from and how far I have come.
Tell me the one thing you are going to stop being embarrassed about in the comments.
© Emmi Bowles