Body image issues are incredibly pervasive throughout society. Teenagers and young adults are constantly bombarded with media images of ideal figures, causing them to never feel quite perfect enough in their own skin.
It's important for men and women alike to know their worth and wholeheartedly accept who they are.
These confessions on the social media app Whisper demonstrate how common body insecurity is, and how if you have these negative feelings towards yourself, you are certainly not alone.
Whisper creates an anonymous forum for users to post their secrets, especially ones about body image issues that people may not want to advertise with their friends and family.
Hopefully these brave souls felt even the slightest bit of relief for putting their confessions out there into the open.
Maybe it lightened up their load of already-heavy negative thoughts -- even just a little bit.
Things get so much easier when you just focus on yourself.
It's natural to go back and forth with confidence, but at the end of the day, know that your beauty remains no matter how you feel about it.
Someone who loves you will think your body is perfect; it's not the other way around.
You'll see that accepting your body is the quickest step to loving it.
A woman who knows your worth will know you are beautiful.
A real man will love your soul before he loves your body.
Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes.
Never be ashamed of your postpartum body. It brought life into this world, which is far more beautiful than a six pack.
Continue being positive for her, and soon you'll really feel it for yourself, too.
When you start loving your body, it'll be easier to make good choices to keep it healthy.
Don't forget that confidence comes from within.
Your amazing body is nurturing life, and that's more rewarding than being a size 2.
For more body image confessions, download Whisper.
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