I’m not one to keep up with pop culture….at all. I don’t know anything about celebrities and how they live their lives and what they do or don’t do, who they’re dating, how much they’re making, etc., nor do I care. But I was just on Snapchat and you know how they have that Discover feature? I was just browsing that and came across a story about Kim Kardashian being all bent out of shape over some unflattering pictures of her booty that were taken while she was in a bikini so I had to read it because I’m all about women empowerment and I believe that every woman should see and believe in their true and inner beauty and love themselves no matter what.
So here’s what Kim said in regards to those pictures, “I saw these awful photos of myself when I was on a trip in Mexico and people were photoshopping them and sharpening them.” She claimed people altered the pictures to make her look ‘way worse’ than she really looks. First off, I don’t fault her for saying the pictures were awful, we all see pictures of ourselves sometimes and think the exact same thing, we’re human and we’re our own biggest critics and tend to pick out all of our flaws. But the fact that she was claiming people were photoshopping them to make her look bad is what got to me. So you have cellulite, so what?! We all do! It doesn’t make us any less beautiful, inside or out. Cellulite, love handles, stretch marks, those things don’t define us as human beings. We are not defined by our physical appearances. We are defined by what we believe in, what we stand for, how we treat people, our character.
If you got to this blog post by way of my Instagram, you may have seen the unflattering, cellulite-ridden picture I posted. Pictures like that don’t often make it on Instagram or any form of social media because we are always trying to make ourselves look better, only using the good shots with good lighting and good angles. We don’t want to flaunt our flaws, we don’t want people to think any less of us. But the truth of the matter is that we are ALL flawed. Nobody and nothing on this planet is or ever will be “perfect” – is there even such a thing? It’s subjective. It’s an opinion. My version of what perfect is may be very different from yours, and that’s okay.
We need to learn to accept ourselves, love ourselves, embrace ourselves as we are – cellulite and all. Because after all, you can’t spell cellulite without U LIT.