Tag: self esteem

Accepting Myself As I Am

this stuff is golden, appearance, body confidence, confidence, self esteem, selfies, instagram,

I don’t have perfect Instagrammable eyebrows. I’ve never used highlighter on my cheek bone (that’s where you put it, right?) My eyeliner game varies. I would try to wear lipstick more but my lips are too bitten (it’s a bad habit when I am either hungry, nervous, stressed… the list goes on). Sometimes my make-up …

Sexuality Is Confusing, And That’s Okay

The first time I can remember feeling something for another girl was when I was around 11 or 12, when a popular and pretty girl held my hand in History class as we were watching a video. I was so delighted that I could have held her hand forever. There was nothing sexual about it, …

My History With Mental Illness

mental illness, teenage mental illness, teenage years, secondary school, this stuff is golden, mental health,

As soon as secondary school started everything changed. In primary school everything was relatively simple – sure there were the beginnings of popular groups as well as some school bullies, but it was relatively easy to make friends and I never worried about who I was going to sit with at lunch or play with …

Why I Need To Change My Relationship With My Body

body confidence, BDD, body dysmorphic disorder, self esteem, self love, self care, mental illness, confidence,

I woke up this morning feeling ugly because I thought I had lost control over the way my hair looks – yesterday I bleached it and as you can guess, it didn’t go according to plan. I looked up how to fix such hair blunders and read a lot of different pieces of advice from …

The Uses of Envy

envy, jealousy, motivation, inspiration, using envy, green eyed monster, dream life, dream job, dream career,

Envy |envi| Noun: A feeling of discontented or resentful longing aroused by someone else’s possessions, qualities, status or luck. Verb: Desire to have a quality, possession or other desirable thing belonging to somebody else. Envy is something we are taught not to feel. It is often described as a negative emotion that should be discouraged …