I cried writing these lol ... But I think it actually helped me embrace my flaws & love them even more
My smile: I never liked my smile... But other people did and I could never understand why.. I would always get teased because my two front teeth were big so I tried to smile with my mouth closed, or covered my mouth whenever I did laugh. I've gotten over this flaw because I'm older and have learned to embrace my big teeth that I kinda grew into. I still am a little self conscience sometimes, but I get told my smile is beautiful so I guess I'm growing to love it a much as everyone else.
My forehead: I never considered my face beautiful because I have this thing called a forehead connected to it.. I didn't like it so much that I actually looked into how much it would cost to move my hairline. Crazy right? I got teased bad all through middle school for having a "5 head" & "having dreams instead of movies" so once I got to high school I started wearing bangs to hide it.. That worked for a while. I'd like to think that Tyra Banks helped me embrace my forehead. She was a super model, & a Victoria Secret model. She made having a big forehead look fun & beautiful !! So I thank her for giving me the confidence to wear a bun, ponytail, braids, and other styles that expose this thing... so now I love me, all of me... From my big ass forehead to my chubby little feet
The one thing I can say I battled with growing up and actually recognized as a flaw was my acne. Being as that one of the major things broadcasted in relation to beauty is clear skin I used to really beat myself up for it. I felt very ugly and always wanted to hide it. This was pre-makeup stages so I really felt like the ugly duckling. As everyone always says I tried it all to get rid of it but hormones are a MUTHAFUCKA haha. In high school once I started wearing make-up it just got worse of course because of the chemicals and shit and all the extras. As time went on I realized that until I was okay with myself and waling out the house and truly not giving a fuck my acne flourished and had a hold over me. As soon as I let that fear, anxiety and stress go I was a whole new woman, for real. To this day I still have some scars and random pimples but I’m soooo content and confident I could careless. I turned my flaw into my motivation to eat clean and live a healthy life only I could live, acne or no acne.