It's crazy how much our mentalities change throughout the years. When I started wearing makeup and became more aware of my body hair as an adolescent, I would pluck my eyebrows almost every day. I hated how dark and thick they were and yearned for light hair and thin eyebrows instead. Now, I barely pay attention to dismantling them along with other features I once despised. In fact, and ironically, many of the features I once hated or was teased for are now "trending." Discovering self-love has been a lifetime journey and I yearned to transform into something else, in so many ways, for most of my life. Love that comes from within can be especially difficult if you weren't taught how or don't genuinely feel it, but it's possible. Nobody is perfect and there are still ideologies that haunt me, but I believe in constant growth. My journey toward self-love began by acknowledging personal needs/desires, accepting myself inside and out, and being grateful for what I attain.
Portrait by @rmcapture