Sarah Wood 💖 Eating Psychology

24 days ago

We have, at one point, felt held captive to standards of beauty invented by a world so often cruel to womxn. 
Indefinitely struggling for perfection has been the price for
acceptance, adoration, and certain circles. 
Movies/shows/books/media mirrored this need to be a certain kind of beautiful for 
Acceptance
Adoration
And Belonging. 
This kind of "beauty" is
Not too much. 
Not too sexy. 
Not too modest. 
Really damn confusing. 
And when we believe it, we expend enormous amounts of emotional and physical energy, and so much money, into the industry that was built on upholding the myth of Perfection.

Sadly, the more we focus on belonging to this system of beauty standards, we become COMPLICIT in upholding it all together.
We crush our own worth. 
We validate that this is true to our
daughters and young girls who watch closely. 
If we continue saying and believing that “this person has the right beauty, they know what it means to have it all”
we uphold the system that suffocates worthiness out of us all. 
So challenging this system really is a calling and a movement, one that has been going on for YEARS led by many womxn already. 
Reclaiming self-worth and self-love is a rebellious act, as has been said so many times before.

You MUST rebel, uncomfortably so, from deeply ingrained beliefs that fuel an industry that would very well throw anyone away who doesn’t measure up. 
Be suspicious of the desire to conform. 
You’ve known all along
what it means to belong.

You have always been worthy. 
Ask
“When did I start needing permission to be me?”
“When did I stop believing that I was innately worthy?” “When did I stop believing that I am, as myself, deserving?

#empoweredqueen

We have, at one point, felt held captive to standards of beauty invented by a world so often cruel to womxn. Indefinitely struggling for perfection has been the price for acceptance, adoration, and certain circles. Movies/shows/books/media mirrored this need to be a certain kind of beautiful for Acceptance Adoration And Belonging. This kind of "beauty" is Not too much. Not too sexy. Not too modest. Really damn confusing. And when we believe it, we expend enormous amounts of emotional and physical energy, and so much money, into the industry that was built on upholding the myth of Perfection. Sadly, the more we focus on belonging to this system of beauty standards, we become COMPLICIT in upholding it all together. We crush our own worth. We validate that this is true to our daughters and young girls who watch closely. If we continue saying and believing that “this person has the right beauty, they know what it means to have it all” we uphold the system that suffocates worthiness out of us all. So challenging this system really is a calling and a movement, one that has been going on for YEARS led by many womxn already. Reclaiming self-worth and self-love is a rebellious act, as has been said so many times before. You MUST rebel, uncomfortably so, from deeply ingrained beliefs that fuel an industry that would very well throw anyone away who doesn’t measure up. Be suspicious of the desire to conform. You’ve known all along what it means to belong. You have always been worthy. Ask “When did I start needing permission to be me?” “When did I stop believing that I was innately worthy?” “When did I stop believing that I am, as myself, deserving? #empoweredqueen

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