When I watched this video, I instantly began to tear up without even realizing it. I got goosebumps and had flashbacks of all the times these exact words were thrown at me. Literally, every single sentence she states was told to me during some point in my life, even as a young child.
It’s sad to realize that this is what we were instructed growing up, and that our society accepted it. In fact, they encouraged it.
Our developing brains had these ideologies pushed on us throughout our whole life. We were being brainwashed into thinking that X or Y was the standard of beauty or “being a lady” and that, if we didn’t keep up, we weren’t good enough.
As we were fed these thoughts, we had no idea what kind of impact they would have on us in the future. Some girls would become bulimic or anorexic because they thought they were too fat. Some girls would go under the knife to try to attain the unattainable. Some girls would even become depressed or suicidal because they felt like they were flawed, deficient or lacking in some way.
Have you ever been told these things growing up? How does this video make you feel?
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