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My name is Bekah and I am a sophomore here at Butler. I am an Art + Design major and love sewing and being creative. I also love dancing (I'm on dance team!), eating cereal, and shopping at Target.

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Posts Tagged “confidence”

Love Your Body Day

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today is a joyous day not only because it’s the last day of classes until fall break, but also because it’s Love Your Body Day!

Love Your Body Day started 15 years ago in an effort to lessen the stress put on women to look “good” based on media-inspired beauty standards. The Love Your Body Day website outlines all of the venues that influence our idea of beauty on a day-to-day basis. Television shows present the main characters as tall, thin, heterosexual females, while the entire fashion industry focuses on how tall and thin models can be. The media constantly tells us what is and is not beautiful, so often times women (men, too) feel inadequate when they do not fall into this predetermined idea of what is beautiful. Obviously, that is bonkers because no one is exactly the same in any aspect of their personality, so why should we have to be the same in our appearance? 230739849

The website offers a plethora of ways to love your body not only today, but every day. My favorite way to love my body, and encourage others to love theirs, is Operation beautiful is a website that encourages anyone to submit pictures of inspirational notes left in public places. The website is a great way to see words of encouragement from other people, and is a great inspiration to leave words of encouragement for others, while encouraging yourself in the process. As you can tell from this previous post, as well as this one, I am all about realizing how beautiful you and are and being confident in your quirks. No two human beings are exactly alike, and I think that is both beautiful and exciting, and something worth embracing. Take a look around the Love Your Body Day site, as well as Operation Beautiful and learn some ways to love your body.

Have an awesome fall break, love your body, and thanks for reading :)

Admit It; You’re Great

Happy Thursday everyone! As humans, we often struggle with being confident in ourselves and have trouble admitting out loud that we are good at something. I think it’s bogus that we feel the need to downplay admitting our talents in order to follow social constructs.

This morning in my digital media productions class, we had to edit pictures of ourselves, and in preparation to do so, my professor took pictures of everyone in the class. As everyone opened up his or her picture, the class collectively let out sighs of exasperation and began groaning about having to look at their “imperfect” faces for the next hour while we edited. This made me realize that humans struggle seeing how great we really are. self_confidence_by_netwars4-d36loaw

You might be thinking that it is in ill form to admit you think you’re pretty, or tell people that you are really good at playing guitar, but honestly, we should be able to do that. This does get tricky, however, because some people get carried away and brag about themselves endlessly. I’m not condoning bragging, I just think people should be able to shamelessly admit out loud that they are having a great hair day, or that their smile is really great, or that they are actually really good at organic chemistry. Going back to my class this morning, there is no reason everyone should have been squirming about editing their own face. Everyone has things that aren’t perfect about them, but that is why we are humans. Our flaws are what make us special and unique, and in my opinion, the more flawed you are, the more interesting you are.

Getting down from my soap box here, I just really wish it was socially acceptable to openly admit you think you’re great and not sound like a jag bag. Human beings are incredibly smart, beautiful, and capable of great things, and we can and should admit it every once in a while.

Have a great end of the week, and thanks for reading :)

Go shamelessly tell someone how great you are!