Loving yourself can be hard, especially when the society entertains a certain body standard. Around the world, many women and men harbour a negative body image, because they feel they are not ‘good enough’. All of this is only aggravated by glossy images of models taking social media by storm.Recently, when supermodel Kendall Jenner shared a few pictures of herself from a lingerie photoshoot, it created quite a buzz. So much so that fans started to compare themselves to her. The 25-year-old had shared some behind-the-scenes photos and videos from her SKIMS ‘Fits Everybody’ Valentine’s Day campaign, which also featured her sisters Kim Kardashian West and Kylie Jenner. Kendall wore bright red lingerie and high heels, flaunting her tall gait.But, it was one image which stood out, and that was of her standing in front of a mirror. While some were in awe of her body, others said it made them feel insecure. Later, the supermodel clarified that she is an “extremely lucky girl”, and “appreciative” of all that she has. “but i want you to know i have bad days too and that i hear you! you are beautiful just the way you are!!! it’s not always as perfect as it may seem (sic),” she tweeted.
The message was clear — loving yourself and all of your weight, and everything that your body is capable of doing.
While Kendall Jenner is in the business of looking good and presentable, she, too, has had her own struggles. As it is, the world keeps setting impossible body standards, which affect millions of people mentally, physically, and emotionally. Posts like Tahira’s make it a slightly better place.