By Guest Blogger – Ms. Just Concealed
Who better to educate me / us about teens and body image than a adolescent naturist girl! Fortunate for me, there is an excellent family who I love dearly, and as luck would have it, among the daughters is 15 years old, a naturist and a talented writer! Below is the post she wrote specially for us.
Teenage Girls And Body Image Issues
Seeing Through Natural Eyes – Teenage Body Image and Naturism
I simply recently turned 15 years old. I am a teen girl and I Have been a naturist for the last 3 years. Now, I attend an all-girls school where personal growth and development are strongly encouraged. Consequently, body acceptance is, in addition, widespread in our community. Regardless of this, the pupils around me still seem to have a hard time accepting their own bodies. As a teenager, I’m faced regular with predicaments and worries concerning my body and others. At school, regardless of who you hang out with, you hear people say things like; “I am too fat.” “You are so pretty!” “My boobs are too small.” “My boobs are too large.” “I wish I looked like you.”
Teenage Body Image
Personally I don’t find these concerns to be as pressing. As a young kid, I loved to read and learn. I used ton’t watch lots of TV or read magazines. By avoiding those two media sources, I managed to avoid so much of the mainstream media’s ideas. I wasn’t comparing myself to models and I looked up to my parents as examples of great grownups. My father was also a pic-shoot stylist for some time, which presented me to an entirely different view of trend than the broadly accepted viewpoint. I saw fashion and clothes generally, to have two main uses: function and/or expression.
I understood I could not seem like a model in a magazine, but I also knew that models did not look like models in magazines. Hairdressers, make-up artists, photographers, and stylists all brought to the image that would function as product of the jpg-shoot. In reality, only a small few of the images taken ever make it to the public eye. Understanding this alleviated that pressure of living up to the images of beauty which were illustrated in fashion magazines everywhere.
Nonetheless, http://x-public.com began to become insecure. I was still too skinny, too short, and too bony. You will find two things that helped me gain self-confidence and acceptance of my own body. Dance and naturism really enabled me to overcome my insecurities. Dance was a way for me to learn to be in control of my body and to accept the fact that it changed at a different speed than my peers’ bodies. Naturism on the other hand, allowed me to truly see that nobody was the same. Everybody was http://x-pot.com and the socially approved viewpoints of beauty were limited to a lean number of real individuals. Even then, they did not fit the ideal flawlessly.
All in all, I discovered attractiveness to be an extremely subjective ideal that depended on the situation and person. Now I personally find that everybody around me has their own appealing qualities that shine through, being a child or a teenager is rough for that matter so is being an adult! We all struggle with body image and comparing ourselves to others makes it worse. I found that, accepting that your system will grow in its way is a vital part of body approval.
I would like to thank Ms. Barely Hidden for composing this excellent blog about Teenage Body Image for us! Please feel free to comment and show her the love and respect she deserves!
Let us hope she will be willing to share more of her thoughts with us!
This guest article titled – Adolescent Naturist Teaches Us About Teenage Body Image Problems – was released by Young Naturists and Young Nudists America FKK
Tags: body image, body shame, teenagers
Class: Body Image Blogs, Naturism and Naturism
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By Guest Blogger – Ms. Just Concealed