Self-Esteem and Confidence are Ruined by Society’s Description of Beauty.

Feeling unpretty even if you’re not.

Judith Uusi-Hakimo
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4 min readFeb 14, 2023

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A beautiful woman sitting on the water looking at her reflection at a red mirror.
Photo by Lokman Sevim via Pexels

When you think of beauty, what comes to mind?

For many, it is the stereotypical image of a slim, fit, tall woman with long hair, thick lips, big eyes, and whatever else. The media perpetuates this image, which tells us that this is the only type of beauty…

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Judith Uusi-Hakimo
ILLUMINATION

A Nurse by profession. A mother of three and a wife of one. A storyteller and an aspiring writer.