I love it when women love themselves. I love it when they don’t adhere to society’s expectation. I love it when women inspire to become something, because you are so much more than a “body” to look at. You don’t have to have perfect hair, be skinny or change anything to be beautiful. You don’t have to live by the rules patriarchal societies emplace on you.
I had so many people tell me that im not “feminine” enough. That I shouldn’t tell men to shut the fuck up because its not lady-like. That I shouldn’t be loud or act in a certain way, so that people wont think badly of me. That I should straighten my hair because my curly hair isn’t good enough. That my braids make me look too African. That I should lose weight so I can be pretty “like the other girls.” That im too confident for a “big girl.” That I should not wear heels because I am too tall. That I look bad without my make-up on. That my butt is too big. That my butt needs shaping. That I’ll be the prettiest woman if I just lost some weight.
And the list goes on. People always have something to say, but dont let it affect you. Surround yourself with positive people and positive vibes only.
Be you. Be loud. Be strong. Be joyful. And most importantly, love yourself.
Written by : Habiba Orsud
Instagram Account : Iamhabibadusro