Enjoy this gorgeous view of New Jersey
I want to share my experience with body image and mental health because I know so many women and men struggle with this. My goal this year is to stop being so hard on myself. Ever since I can remember, I’ve put so much pressure on myself to fit into physical beauty standards that are placed on women. Unrealistic standards that are enhanced by photoshop, surgeries and extreme dieting. Standards that are unattainable and usually leave me feeling anxious and depressed. I’ve never been vulnerable on social media, and I’ve been hesitant to post this because I felt that people wouldn’t care or think that I was doing this for attention. But I don’t care. I want to share my experience because being honest is the first step towards healing. And even if this resinates with only one person that’s enough for me. I’ve contemplated deleting my Instagram account and I’ve gone on several “insta cleanses” but what I really want to do is start a conversation about how Instagram is affecting our mental health and promoting unhealthy body standards. I want to make Instagram a positive space for myself and others. I’ve unfollowed a lot of accounts that have made me feel bad about my body, and I started following accounts like @i_weigh that promote a message of self love and body positivity. Luckily, our world is changing and this issue is discussed a lot more, but we still have a long way to go. Social media is a powerful tool and I want to use it for something positive and help people. So lets stop trying to curate a perfect image of ourselves just because Instagram models and celebrities are doing it. WE ALL have insecurities and are going through shit. We shouldn’t be ashamed of it.
Taking it all in ☀️☀️
Way back when my hair was long🦁
West coast > east coast
Taking in all the nature before returning to ny