National Body Confidence Day

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?

  1. Lindsay October 17, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    I honestly think you’re so beautiful! If any of my friends aren’t following you, I make them! You literally keep it so real and have no shame. You’re not afraid to post a “bad” picture and you fucking own that shit. In my teens and early 20’s (now looking back) I was so gorgeous and “skinny” but I was never confident because girls are MEAN! I was tortured in school. Now, 25 years old and two kids later I’m not at my peak if you know what I mean, BUT I choose to own it thanks to you! I CHOOSE to own who I am because people are going to talk shit no matter what size you are. Thank you for keeping it so real and being such a positive influence. You’re such a breath of fresh air. ❤️❤️❤️

  2. Jillian October 17, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    I seriously live for you and your sisters snap chats! You all are such “gorgina” humans and should really be proud of yourselves. Thank you for all the laughs! Y’all are amazing!

  3. Briana October 17, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    I am all about this post, your insta, your snaps, everything. Role model status. Life sucks sometimes but being able to say you love yourself is SO DAMN IMPORTANT.

  4. Nikki October 17, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    I stalk you as much as you stalk the Kardashian Jenners…. I fucking love you and you’re beautiful and hilarious and you make my day bitch!!!!!!!

  5. Eden October 17, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    You’re amazing for writing this. Body image issues are so dangerous and so incredibly common for both men and women. People like you who emulate self love and respect help show the rest of the world it’s okay to be different and happy with yourself whatever your shape might be. Thanks for spreading the love! Xo from a fellow Jew from Buffalo, NY!

  6. Katie October 18, 2016 at 10:15 am

    I told all my friends to follow you on snapchat! You are prob my fav story to watch on snap stories! I’m not a super small girl so I love that you’re confident in your skin and you show us that it’s cool! My friend the other day actually said “I wish I was gwnj cause she’s so confident and like I could never do what she does” so don’t let anyone bring you down from it because you’re bringing more people up!

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