I would tell her to don’t be so tough on herself, there is no need to hide, no need to not wear a nice outfit just so she won’t be noticed! That her body is beautiful the way it is, her hair is stunning and she doesn’t need to tie it up so people won’t see it! That she shines and she doesn’t need to lose weight or straighten her hair to be accepted.
I have gone through a long journey of self-acceptance to finding self-love, and honestly, I love every single detail on my body. I would not change anything about it right now, I have never been so happy in my skin.
Probably when I am dancing. I feel happy, beautiful, sexy haha all the good things come out of me when I am dancing!
The advice I’d give myself is to trust myself more and worry about the opinions of other people a lot less. I think since I’ve gotten older I love things that aren’t necessarily the norm and just really trusting myself and knowing that if other people agree with it or don’t, it’s about how I feel about myself is the most important thing.
As a young girl, my relationship with my body was not always very positive, I don’t think we ever had positive role models that we have today and because of that my body image has improved a lot over the years. I see a lot of diversity, inclusion and fashion advertising and I think that really positively impacts a lot on women. I think maturity also allows you to appreciate your body for what it does and what it allows you to do.