I get asked all the time how I have so much confidence, especially in a world where the Internet exists. The truth is I have no idea. There is no short answer on how to build up confidence overnight. It’s a really long, hard process where you have to look in the mirror everyday and understand that your physical imperfections are what make you an interesting, cool human being.
I grew up in a house of 4 really strong women who kind of forced me to just speak up for myself and be proud of who I am. We all look, act and speak differently. Growing up around other women who loved who they were made it easy for me to do so.
Someone once told me I was a “fat pig” who was “single handedly setting back feminism two decades.” A girl, actually. That was great. When I first started GWNJ I would literally hide in my room every time I read a mean comment about myself online. That was healthy LOL. I still do that sometimes. I wish I was strong enough to say that peoples words don’t hurt me and I don’t care what people think of me. But I’m not that strong and I do care, but I think that’s ok.
I didn’t even know National Body Confidence Day was a thing but I’m sofa king glad that it is. It’s so important. It’s important for me and my brand to emulate a body positive image on my Snapchat. I know that young girls and boys look up to people like Kendall Jenner and GiGi Hadid. And that’s ok, I do too! They’re outrageous looking! But it’s so important to remember that the way that you look is AMAZING. If you look nothing like the models at Paris Fashion Week, THAT IS OK. YOU’RE GONNA BE OK.
So I guess the short answer to gaining body confidence is realizing that looking different is a good thing. Actually, no, it’s a fucking awesome thing. Who wants to be like everybody else?