Same time, same place. This is becoming a regular occurrence, hey? Here we are, back again for The Body Diaries, in the hopes to share some honest discussions of body image and confidence. This month, I got to chat with Lily: a pink-haired beauty with a passion for feminism.
Give my readers a little introduction to you. Who are you and what are you about?
Hey, I’m Lily and I’m 21. I’m an extremely outgoing and confidence person, however, I also suffer from extreme anxiety. It’s an odd mix! I’m a super feminist and an huge activist for body positivity.
How would you describe your relationship with your body?
My relationship with my body has been a journey. A journey that I’m still on. I have never felt 100% okay with myself or happy with how I look. I’m learning that it is okay to love myself, even if I don’t look exactly how I want to at the moment, but it is not everyday. Since having this mindset, I’ve notice that I’m not completely tearing myself down anymore. I know I’m still not where I want to be with my weight and body image. However, I’m a lot further than I have ever been. Currently, I’m taking the steps to lose weight because I will feel my happiest if I do. But I also know that won’t be the only thing that makes me happy. Learning to love yourself, your inner-self, forces you to love your whole self.
Tell me which 3 parts of yourself that you love the most?
My eyes, my eyebrows and the freckles that come out on my nose in the summer!
What is your go-to outfit that makes you feel like you’re the hottest person on earth?
Hottest outfit is anything that makes me stand out a little bit. Typically, I love a loose fitting dress with some banging high boots and my baker boy hat. Then I feel like the shit!
How do you try and get over the bad days you have with your body?
Tell myself that I am wrong, but ultimately when I’m in that moment I can’t really pull myself out of it. They are few and far between now, which does make them much easier to deal with! For me, it’s more of a long-term telling myself even on good days that I love myself rather than in the moment of a bad day.
What tips would you give your 12-year-old self about body confidence?
My main tip would be that what other people of you shouldn’t influence how you think of yourself. Stop spending so many years bringing yourself down because you’ll just have to waste more time building yourself back up!
You can find more of Lily on Instagram here! Make sure you send her some love. Let us know in the comments what you’re tips to other people are about body confidence?