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My Biggest Insecurity

6 comments | September 13th, 2012

(story submitted by Allie P., a 16 yo Chestist)

Allie may only be 16 but – sadly – nothing about how she's feeling is limited by age.  We'd bet that at least most of us have (and sometimes still do) felt this way.  How do you deal with what she's feeling?  How have you gome from feeling like shit for what you're not to feeling good about what you are?   Remember, if you share your story maybe you can help change hers.

My stomach, my chin, my butt, my thighs, everything about me is horrible. I just feel that everyone else is so much thinner and prettier, and there is no one that will accept who i am. I'm finally understanding myself a little better, but my body is still my biggest worry and insecurity. {end story}

6 comments

  • Living in SF

    Posted on February 1, 2012

    Allie, I’d never tell anyone what they’re feeling and going through is anything less than exactly that. I felt about me the same as you do about you, when I was your age. What I will say, is that as we get a little older, what seems the most important thing in the world at 16 seems less so. The world opens up as we do and as we realize that no one looks at us with the harsh and critical eyes that we do ourselves.

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  • N

    Posted on February 1, 2012

    Pretty fades and beauty endures. Be beautiful and pretty doesn’t matter so much.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted on February 1, 2012

    I had spent what feels like a lifetime hiding my too-small boobs and my too-big butt. Then I found a boy who loves me for looking like and being me. Exactly me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted on February 1, 2012

    I’m 19, and while everyone hates the “I know how you feel” line, I really do know how you feel. Trust me honey, there are more important things in life. You don’t want to look back on high-school and have some of your most prominent memories involve worrying about your weight or purging or fasting. Nobody lives without insecurities; you just have to learn to accept them for part of who you are. You can always change you; so you can change the insecurities as well. Change them into strength. You do it. You’re beautiful.

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  • Vicky

    Posted on February 1, 2012

    Let me just say…HIGH SCHOOL SUCKS!!! We all spent so much time comparing ourselves to each other and feeling badly because we didn’t measure up. Please believe me, it gets better. Hang in there.

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  • Over It!

    Posted on February 1, 2012

    I feel like it’s clothes that make me so unhappy. Nothing fits me like it fits those ridiculously skinny models. Those pencil jeans/cords/skirts make me sick!!! Who can wear those?!!!

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