I was around 12 years old when I learned I didn’t have the right to feel beautiful. I was only allowed to wear my hair in a low bun at the nape of my neck, wearing it down or in any other style that made me feel beautiful would make it fall out, I was told. I could only wear tee shirts and jeans that were at least one size too big. The goal was to keep men and boys from even looking my way, boys liked beautiful girls so I couldn’t be beautiful.
In the two decades since the many behaviors that made me shrink, made me feel less than, and stole my power were introduced to me, I’ve done so much reprogramming internally to rid myself of thoughts and things that don’t stem from love. Feeling beautiful is a part of thriving at life, and I plan to do it well. Whatever you need to unlearn so that you can thrive, I’m sending you the strength and courage to do so.
Don’t Ever Say Impossible.