I am so proud of this girl. Some quotes that are not to be missed in this gorgeous article written by this fellow yoga teacher who shows that we have to Work Hard to be our Best Selves:
I began to burst through little by little. I decided what music I liked and what clothes I wanted to wear, without worrying about “fitting in”. I’m quirky, loud, impulsive, energetic, goofy, loving, random, and me.
There are days when I’m completely in love with every inch of myself, inside and out. Mostly I’m just content andcomfortable in my body. I have good days and bad days, but my feelings don’t always turn into actions like they used to.
I knew what I needed to do. I needed to capture my essence, who I am, how I move, how I laugh. I needed to capture the twists and turns of my physical form, seeing all of the folds and ripples and spots.
Self love is essential to all of this. If I can’t respect myself, who can? If I let a random person on the street crush my self-image, then I am way too delicate to change the world in the way that I want to.
It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from, what you’ve been through…the elimination of self-loathing isn’t a luxury—it’s a necessity.