Self-acceptance

Self-acceptance

Self-acceptance is a process we all go through at some points in life, whether you look ‘different from the norm’ or not. I am not a fan of the term ‘norm’, since I believe it’s a concept that doesn’t exist in reality. We all have our insecurities and the societal constructs we live in are partly responsible for how we relate to each other and our own bodies. Over the last weeks I had the beautiful privilege to talk to many inspirational people about how they relate to the visible difference they have. Many tell me it took them some time to quit the make-up and to show their own skin and feel comfortable with being fully seen. Everybody has their own path and for some there comes a time where the make-up is no longer needed. For some it is still nicer to go with. And I think it is perfectly fine as it is. But there are also those out there wanting to go without but don’t know how. I don’t have the experience myself, and no answer. I do believe in working on the inside, through therapy of any sort (meditation, nature, a psychologist etc) to investigate yourself and the processes life throws at you. Ask for help, is my one answer. And I’d say try the small things: bringing out garbage without make-up, going to the supermarket buying yourself some chocolate to celebrate you did it without the make-up… It is a process, which will take time, and when the time has come, there will still be moments that you’ll be confronted with old times. It will always be part of you, that process you went through. But embrace it, because its yours, uniquely yours.