What We Can All Learn About Body Image From A Teenage Naturist

By Guest Blogger – Ms. Hardly Hidden
Who better to educate me / us about adolescents and body image than the usual teen naturist girl! Fortunate for me, there is a wonderful family who I love dearly, and as luck would have it, among the daughters is 15 years old, a naturist and a talented writer! Below is the post she wrote specially for us.
Teenage Girls And Body Image Problems
Seeing Through Natural Eyes – Teenage Body Image and Naturism
I simply recently turned 15 years old. I am a teenage girl and I’ve been a naturist for the last 3 years. Currently, I attend an all-girls school where personal growth and development are strongly encouraged. Consequently, body approval can be common in our community. Regardless of this, the pupils around me still seem to have difficulty accepting their own bodies. As a teen, I am faced regular with predicaments and worries concerning my body and others. At school, no matter who you hang out with, you hear folks say things like; “I am too fat.” “You are so pretty!” “My boobs are too little.” ” http://nudismphotos.net/posts/my-girlfriend-does-the-same-and-does-never-wear-panties-either/ are too large.” “I wish I looked like you.”
Personally I do not find these concerns to be as pressing. As a young kid, I loved to read and learn. I used ton’t see lots of TV or read magazines. By avoiding those two media sources, I managed to prevent so much of the mainstream media’s ideas. I was not comparing myself to models and I looked up to my parents as examples of good grownups. My father was also a image-shoot stylist for some time, which introduced me to an entirely different perspective of trend than the broadly accepted viewpoint. I saw fashion and clothing in general, to have two main uses: function or expression.
I understood I would not seem like a model in a magazine, but I also understood that models did not seem like models in magazines. Hairdressers, make-up artists, photographers, and stylists all brought to the image that would be the product of the photo-shoot. In reality, only a small few of the images taken ever make it to the public eye. Knowing this relieved that pressure of living up to the pictures of beauty which were illustrated in vogue magazines everywhere.
Nonetheless, I still began to become insecure. I was still too skinny, too short, and too bony. You will find two things that helped me gain self-confidence and acceptance of my own body. Dance and naturism really allowed me to overcome my insecurities. Naturism on the other hand, let me to really see that nobody was the same. Everybody was distinct and the socially accepted views of beauty were limited to some skinny number of actual people. Even then, they didn’t fit the ideal flawlessly.
In general, I discovered attractiveness to be an extremely subjective ideal that depended on the situation and individual. I found that, accepting that your system will develop in its own manner is an important part of body approval.
I would like to thank Ms. Barely Hidden for composing this amazing blog about Teenage Body Image for us! Please feel free to comment and show http://kors4all.com/index.php/2016/05/07/we-were-5-guys-and-4-girls/ and admiration she deserves!
Let us hope she will be willing to share more of her thoughts with us!
This guest post titled – Adolescent Naturist Teaches Us About Teenage Body Image Problems – was released by Young Naturists and Young Nudists America FKK
Tags: body image, body shame, teens
Category: Body Image Blogs, Nudism and Naturism
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