We are told to learn to love ourselves, be proud of the person we are, and embrace the body we have. The moment you find that and then decide to finally be proud of who you are. Finally posts the parts of you, you couldn't before and post what you want because yes, you've finally found a way to love yourself, people will bring you down.
Being proud of who you are? They see it as arrogance.
Posting what you want because you are finally free of your own judgement? They see it as a need for validation.
Finally being able to open up and share your vulnerabilities? They see as a need for attention.
Posting your body because you've finally accepted it? They call you a whore.
Seeking out help? Because you've finally overcome the fear to admit it? They see you as weak.
If you are in "shape" but still have insecurities, they see you as entitled.
If you are "beautiful" but still have insecurities, they see you as dramatic.
✨The truth is whatever you do, whether your intentions are the most pure, someone will find a way to bring you down. I try my best to not let this get to me, as I have learned a few things over the past few months of this new Journey: when you are genuinely happy with yourself and your life you feel no need to spread negatively. Another thing I have learned is that we are all different, we go through different things in life and not everyone will see eye to eye. It's best to let go of the negative opinions of others and to hold onto the positive impact you have.
That being said,I would be lying if I said I didn't care a little about all the negatively on my last post. I posted something with intentions of helping young women and being proud of something I accomplished even if it seems so silly and insignificant or "privileged" to others. To me, it was something I overcame. I then scrolled through the hundreds of positive comments and messages from young women who said that this post helped them in some way and that is what I reminded myself to focus on. I reminded myself why I decided to finally open up about myself, and the impact on others I hope it will have.