This is me. With or without make up, I am the same person on the inside !
Some find me beautiful. Some don’t. The truth is my face is as scarred as my soul. I am me, more than just this pale yellow face and this pear shaped body of mine. It took a lot of scars on my soul and my skin, some on the outside, a few on the inside, to make ME.
My life hasn’t been a child’s play. None of ours has been. Has it? I have worked really hard to be right exactly where I am at this moment. Success for me, unlike a lot of you, isn’t just about studies or my profession, it’s about how I evolve everyday. I have neglected my body and my face for a long time for this evolutionary success. I have sacrificed friends, family and loved ones for this. I’ve learnt about depth and defeat. I have known suffering, struggle and loss. Mirrors tell me what I look like, but they’ll never tell me who I am !
People have told me nasty things about how I look and a certain way I should look, right into my face. They label my love for fashion as my insecurity. When I do makeup, they call me fake. When I don’t, they call me ugly ! TROUBLE DOUBLE STANDARDS, as I call them ! We, Humans, fail to realize the impact our words can have on someone ! Isn’t it ironical, how we are all fighting and struggling everyday, trying to better ourselves, yet we never fail to look down upon others?
Beauty is a power, a power no one can have over you. I call myself names (potato being my favourite ), but the second someone else calls me that, I promise to smash their heads right into the walls, cos, I haven’t given them the power to !
Dear girls and boys, your beauty is more than all of these imperfections combined together, your beauty is how you treat someone beneath you, how you hold yourself, calm and composed, when you are having a bad day, how you elevate your self and the people around you ! There can be someone with the same name and the same size and the same color as you, but there can be no one JUST LIKE YOU ! THE INCREDIBLE YOU ! THE PERFECTLY IMPERFECT YOU !
The aim of this post isn’t about some daring no-makeup look, it’s about acknowledging yourself. It’s about realizing that Beauty is a spirit ! Beauty is confidence! Beauty is self acceptance!
Repeat it after me please: Today, I solemly swear to acknowledge myself more than this face, more than this body. I might have a broken heart along with terrible, terrible eye bags, acne, stretch marks, pores and pits on my face, tan on my body, hairs everywhere, fat exactly where I don’t need it, scars on my soul, yet I chose to acccept myself, and I shall do that over and over again. Because I am me. My existence has a story. Every single scar over me has. My life is a beautiful journey full of surprises. Beauty should not be my pain. It should be my salvation. It should liberate me. I am, because I am me. And I am worth it.
But there’s a hope that’s waiting for you in the dark
You should know you’re beautiful just the way you are
And you don’t have to change a thing, the world could change its heart
No scars to your beautiful, we’re stars and we’re beautiful
– Alessia Cara
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