Now, look at your skin. No matter the colour, it is beautiful. What else would you call the vessel that enfolds all of your genius and uniqueness? Don’t be caught up in the politics of the world about what colour is most acceptable. Accept yourself first and they will follow suit.
They will come for your shape too. They’ll say you’re too thin to be a real woman or you’re too fat to be desirable. The funny thing is that the world has not decided what the ideal standard of beauty is. Why would you believe them when they cannot make up their own minds? You are your own beautiful. Believe it and own it!
The world will resent your confidence because they don’t understand why you are so sure of your worth. Let them. Go on to break the glass ceiling in your profession. Ace every test, break records, win prizes, be the best at everything you do. Start that business that they said you couldn’t do because you are a woman. Reach for the stars.
Remember, your natural is beautiful. Be it your natural looks, your intellect, your charisma, your style or skills. You are wonderful at everything you do.
You might wonder why you need to remind yourself of this repeatedly. You need to believe it and never forget it because circumstances will conspire to make you feel smaller than you really are. They might tell you that you’re too young or too old to be what you are. They might say it’s not proper or it’s unusual. Do it anyway.
You are beautiful, is that really a surprise?