Insecurities, we've all been there: something happens — we walk by a mirror, peep a certain angle, get lost in comparison, hear a mean remark, read a rude comment — and we no longer view ourselves as worthy enough, pretty enough, as unique as we truly are. We begin to second guess ourselves in regard to those thoughts, which can then lead to other negative self-talk and opinions. Soon, we start to find ourselves opting out of pictures, criticizing every body angle, and forgetting to see how wonderful we really are.
That's what happened to me when I experienced my jaw-dropping bra fitting. Before I knew it, my confidence was catapulted into insecurities, making me all too aware of how "insufficient" my boobs were. Of course now, years later, I look back on that body and feel sick at the way I didn't appreciate it. But that, my friends, is the reality of body dysmorphia and getting caught up in the trivialities of other people's words and opinions, allowing your self-talk to become negative and unhealthy.
As women living in the 21st century, this isn't anything new — plain and simple, it's reality. Luckily, we're rounding the corner into a new age thanks to celebrities like Iskra Lawrence and editors like Michelle Lee, teaching us to love ourselves as is. In celebration of that I decided it was time to not only share this bra-fitting story to help you find your way to your best fit, and to help you find that confidence you may have been missing, but to also use this platform to take a step forward for myself in true Iskra fashion — unedited and feelin' just fine. Here's to hoping this attitude can one day be the norm for women and girls of all ages.
Now, if you've gotten this far — how 'bout we keep the ball rolling shall we?