Realize Your Worth, Control Your Future
As time passes I’m starting to realize that I underestimate my self-worth. I’m a strong, independent person who is not afraid to take on challenges but I sometimes forget that. I feel like writing and having alopecia is helping me overcome it.
There are so many young girls out there who fall victim to societies views of “perfection”. The Kim Kardashian’s of the world are destroying their youth and giving them a false image of what men and the rest of society want. After all, she is only famous because of a sex tape.
I believe that women should gather together and support experimentation but encourage staying true to ones self. You do not have to have long beach waves in your hair or thick flirty eyelashes to be beautiful. That concept is hard to grasp when you have alopecia. At the current time, my hair will not grow because it cannot get past the shedding cycle. My bottom eyelashes on my right eye have fallen out and my left eyebrow has a patch of hair missing. Makeup and accessories help the situation but never fully cover or solve it. I feel as though women are much more beautiful when they embrace their imperfections and love themselves regardless of the situation. To be honest, I feel very proud of myself that I can wear the tiniest amount of eyeliner and mascara and still feel just as pretty as a girl with makeup caked on.
If you are struggling with accepting your appearance because of the alopecia then find that one part of your body you like. For example: I think I have great legs therefore every chance I get I will wear a dress to show them off. Doing little things that make you feel good about yourself will boost your self-esteem. After all, people feed off of what we put out into the world. If you don’t believe in yourself than no one will.
I had a discussion today with a coworker about a choice I have to make. She told me, “What are you scared of? Don’t let them say no. If you go into the situation expecting failure then that is exactly what will happen.” I’m so thankful for those words because she is a stranger with no significant ties to myself, yet she is completely right. Everyone should carry that advice with them in life. When it comes to struggling with alopecia do what makes you happy and don’t let other people’s opinions alter your views on yourself. If you like that hot pink wig then you better buy it and rock that thing!
Don’t ever forget, we are all special in our own ways and it has absolutely nothing to do with our appearance. It comes from within ourselves it’s just sometimes we need to work a little harder to find it so that others can appreciate it too.
Until next time :)
“Beauty is when you can appreciate yourself. When you love yourself, that’s when you’re most beautiful.” – Zoe Kravitz