Hello chic@s! Today I want to share with you an article I have written for Sunday Morning View magazine. Here I leave you the original article in English.
First of all, I want to tell you why and how the idea of writing this article came about. From SMV magazine they contacted me and proposed a collaboration. They wanted me to write a little article where I talked about how I see my body. I thought it was a wonderful idea, although I have to tell you that it also imposed great respect on me, since it is the first time I have written something for a magazine and even above in English!
Luckily the acceptance of it was wonderful and I received many congratulations for it, so here I leave you the Spanish version.
HOW I CAME TO LOVE MY BODY
by Aurea Febraio
We have lived in a world full of stereotypes for centuries that do nothing easy for us to love each other as we are. These have changed over time, but they have always been present. Therefore coming to accept us can be a long and difficult road, but it is certainly worth walking.
Social media, TV ads, or other ads also don't help. What they show us are perfect bodies without marks of any kind, wrinkles or imperfections. It is true that there are bodies like this, which require great work and effort, but not all are.
Personally, I have to say that for some time all these things, along with criticism from other people, mainly from women unfortunately, affected my perception of my body. It took a lot of inside work to realize that my body is wonderful as it is.
Almost all women have stretch marks, cellulite or something that we might want to be able to change in us, and nothing happens. There's nothing wrong with wanting to remove those marks, just as it's okay if we don't. The beauty of each person goes far beyond simple marks on the skin.
In the old days I used to worry too much about them and how to erase them, until I stopped to think about why they bothered me so much. The moment I stopped hearing what others were saying, I began to love my body. I realized that no one is perfect and everyone has their complexes and insecurities, and what I did was work on mine.
My work as a dancer has also helped me become more disciplined and take more care of myself. Although I do this no longer only for aesthetics, that also since my body is my instrument of work, if not for health and well-being.
Today I can say that I couldn't be happier with my body and my curves. All I have to do is tell you to look at your body with pride, whatever its shape or whatever marks it has! All of this is what makes us unique.
In short, it is up only to us to accept ourselves. And I can assure you that doing so makes life so much happier! I'm not going to lie to you, it's not an easy way. Behind every confident woman, there's a lot of inner work. And even these women have their complexes and insecurities like everyone else, but they've learned to live with them and accept that they don't make them any less beautiful.
And you'veHere comes the article, tell me what you thought in the comments. I read to you! See you next Sunday.