We live in a beautiful world. However, we also live in a world that unfortunately does not always celebrate that beauty, instead focusing on a very narrow idea of what beauty actually is. From Hollywood to just about every form of media, there are starving models and photoshopped images that perpetuate a not only unrealistic and often unattainable but also unhealthy standard of beauty. These days, more people are standing up to join the fight against that narrow standard, choosing instead to practice and encourage self love, regardless of how one looks.
Understanding your own importance
The problem with such a narrow standard of beauty is that it perpetuates a skewed version of self worth. Though men are targeted as well, women are bombarded from the time that they are young girls to fit into a very small box of very big, ridiculous expectations. So much emphasis is put on looking a certain way that many girls do not ever learn, or learn late in life to appreciate and value themselves for the way that they are, further distracting from their innate and true potential.
It has been estimated that the vast majority of women say they are unhappy with their bodies and resort to one diet or another in order to pursue that illusive ideal body image. At least half of women actually practice unhealthy behaviors in attempts to conquer their weight and gain control over their natural bodies.
Battling the unhealthy standards and practices
Slowly but surely, there is a positive body image revolution taking place. People are learning to celebrate themselves for the way that they are, and many spread their newfound inner contentment and joy with others by encouraging them to do the same, in whatever way works best for them. Every person is different, that is a huge part of what makes us all beautiful. So celebrate those differences by stepping out of the box to discover how to learn to love your own body, and do it in the fashion that fits you best.
Try a session of simple boudoir photos
One great way to take those first steps on the path of body positivity is by finding a way to see yourself in a new light, and perhaps even share that new perspective. Scheduling a session with a professional to get classy boudoir photos done is not just something that new or soon to be brides or wives celebrating anniversaries do anymore. Elegant and simple boudoir photos are a great way to take a few steps out of your comfort zone, but with a major potential for an important change in perspective.
From lingerie photography to nude boudoir photos, a professional photographer will work with you and your vision, even if you are not completely confident in your vision yet. A good photographer will help you feel comfortable in front of the camera, but most importantly, comfortable in your own skin. It does not even have to be anything extravagant. Simple boudoir photos can do wonders to help you see your own beauty shining through in a way that you never have before. There are a number of ways that you could go about getting your simple boudoir photos, whether you want a sexy birthday photoshoot, something themed and quirky, or something subtle. The important thing is that you do it for yourself, to celebrate your unique beauty. Even if you end up giving the photos to a significant other or sharing with others, know that you have taken some very important steps in your body positivity journey.
It will not always be easy. You will run into obstacles and opposition. Breaking the beauty standards of society is no easy task. But you are not alone, and you are beautiful.