Embrace YOU


Have you ever felt like you aren't enough? Have you ever felt insecure or inadequate?

We live in a time where the media are constantly bombarding us with images and perceptions of what beauty is and what beauty looks like. A lot of Young women including myself, have fallen into the trap of wanting to follow the media's idea of beauty. I want you to know that you are beautiful, beauty is YOU! You may not look like the models and celebrities that you see in the media, but that doesn't mean that you are not beautiful. If we were all supposed to be the same, God would've made us identical.

One of my favourite songs by India Arie is "Video", it's such an empowering song. She said "I'm not the average girl from your video, and I ain't built like a supermodel but I've learnt to love myself unconditionally because I am a queen".

YOU are a queen! Walk with your head held high! Know your worth. Encourage yourself. Speak well of yourself.

I used to be someone who wouldn't feel beautiful unless someone told me I was. Even when people complimented me I didn't really feel beautiful.

Now I don't seek validation from others. I know I'm beautiful inside and out. My future husband is a blessed man! I just want to encourage you and let you know that there will never be another you.

Love yourself, Embrace yourself and Be yourself!

Lydia



Jasmine N Cannon-Ikurusi