#tbt to @afrohairandbeautylive .
This photo to me symbolises my discomfort and embarrassment at having this photo taken at the time in front of a load of people, smiling on the outside, cringing on the in.
Now I appreciate that might seem a little weird from an account that pretty much consists of lots of photos of my own head but I am actually shy!. .
The main reason I set up this insta account was to force myself out of my comfort zone and out from the position of an observer to a participant within the hair community. As my hair had always been such a big part of life, I wanted to share my journey and connect with people outside of my other private personal insta account and I didn't want my anxiety to continue to hold me back.
I wanted I break through my own barriers of my insecurities and put myself out there in a way that I'd never done before. My insecurities and anxiety had held me back for long enough. Until I started this account I would never have had a pic of me on social media without make up! I wasn't ready to remove my mask for the world. .
I love make up and dressing up, don't get me wrong and I look a million times better with make up on, who doesn't, but the truth is that's just not me on a day to day. .
So with this account I didn't want to put out a 'version' of myself I wanted to put out my true self because I value honesty in people, I've been through enough to know perfection is an illusion, once you think it's in your grasp the goal posts change. .
So let's forget the pursuit of perfection and take up the pursuit of becoming authentically, unapologetically ourselves and embracing everything that comes with that. Easier said than done, I appreciate that but all we can really do if focus on becoming the best version of ourselves and not facing the Impossible task becoming a clone of anyone else. .
I am enough! You are enough!