Thoughts on beauty perception

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Lately I have noticed, how crazy we girls, or people in general, are. Recently I have seen a video from my favourite youtuber “Beautycrush” where she talks about comparisons.
It’s crazy how we different we see ourselves than we actually are and don’t even notice.
Some weeks ago I was in London and I was in a nice vintage store to buy jeans shorts. I took a random size and tried them on, convinced they could even be too small. The lady in the store told me I could even try on a smaller size because they were too loose. In the end I went down for three sizes. I would have never taken the small pair of jeans and in that moment I really noticed how different I see myself as how I really am.
We should really stop to compare ourselves to others, someone with longer legs, longer hair, a slimmer waist, better skin.. Victoria’s Secret models for example. I have always been curvy and I will always be and can still look good in Victoria’s Secret! We should simply take care of our body, work out, eat healthy, do things that make us happy and that bring a smile on our faces. It sounds cheeky, but it’s true, a honest smile can make a person so pretty and a honest smile is so much better than a size zero.
So punch yourself when you catch yourself comparing yourself to others, especially to an ideal that you can’t reach in a healthy way.
We always want things we can’t have, don’t we? Like women with straight hair want curls and women with curly hair want it to be straight, in summer we want winter and when it’s too cold in winter we want summer, we want unreachable men, or women.
Stay realistic and don’t forget to smile J x., Melissa Righi

Photo by Mia Morris

Mia Morris is co-founder of indieberlin and a Berlin native. She has been active in the Berlin arts scene since the early zeroes as photographer and visual artist, also under the name Funkyrotic. Mia Morris also runs which specialises in SEO marketing and website optimisation.

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