When you look in the mirror what do you see?
Is the first thing you look for is your flaws? Or do you see something wrong with your personality? Do you second guess your Character?
Self-image sometimes becomes a contradiction to most individuals due to self perception. Perception can be best described as a mental impression. Pay close attention because we live in a world filled with people who do not know how to perceive themselves but yet have unstoppable opinions and knowledge on how to perceive others ! The questions do I identify with my physicality first or my personality because what is emphasized dominantly in our society is physicality.
Everyone becomes aware of themselves first through the five senses. We identify and rationalize our behaviors specifically through sight, sound, touch, taste, and hearing. Allowing, these 5 components to determine just our physicality while ignoring the person within. Just as a person can perceive the glass half empty or half full concerning problems, self-image, people, or situations it is the mental impression that leaves us confident or pessimistic.
In an astounding article by the “Daily Mail”, coordinated by “Dove” for their “Choose Beautiful Campaign” surveys revealed that 96% out of 100 Women believe they are average! This survey was conducted in five different countries the results were practically the same! Participants had to choose between walking through a door titled “beautiful” or “average”. At an alarming rate many women walked through the door “average.” Why are we taught not to think highly of ourselves? If we believe we are beautiful souls with beautiful minds then we are! In God’s words He says ” For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Proverbs 23:7.
We were bought into this world believing that every single part of us is complete with nothing missing. Surely, many would call that person humble if they believe they had a beautiful soul, mind, and body! It makes you wonder, is it really wrong that the Kardashians are completely in love with themselves and what they look like? Perhaps not.
Fallacies of Beauty begin when we allow someone, something, or the world to determine if we are beautiful. Fallacies of Beauty begins when we don’t take the time out to identify with our inner beings first before we judge our exterior. Fallacies of Beauty also begins when we become so wrapped up in the latest fashions and trends that we forget to love and strengthen each other to a greater sisterhood rather than competing.
Fallacies of Beauty becomes a mindset when we entertain thoughts that we may not be good enough! So what is a fallacy? A fallacy is a mistaken belief based on unsound reasoning and facts. So, who determines that your beauty is actually factual? What proof is there? Absolutely none!
Think about what you are thinking about!
Tiffany Richardson was a contestant during Cycle 4 of America’s Next Top Model. When Tyra saw that Tiffany seemed to be taking the elimination lightheartedly it become one of the most iconic moments of the TV series …
Before Tyra stood a Beautiful America’s Next Top Model contestant name Tiffany. She has a lot of self–esteem issues and had real challenges with Fallacies of Beauty.
Tiffany had a rough childhood and growing up in poverty effected her Self Worth! Tyra said ” it was her lack of confidence that hindered her performance. And ultimately got her eliminated! ” She didn’t believe she was worthy or good enough! She let her past define her future! This incident totaling more than 11 million views and counting.” Think about what you are thinking about! Will you choose to believe the voice of the Creator or the voice of the Deceiver!
What is a Fallacy?
An untruth, inconsistency, myth or an mistaken belief, especially one based on unsound argument the notion that ” The camera never lies is a fallacy”misconception, misbelief, delusion, mistaken impression, error, misapprehension, misinterpretation, misconstruction, a mistake…
Here is an example of you are what you believe you are! America’s Next Top Model Contestant Chantelle Winnie is the embodiment of self love!
Chantelle Winnie has learned to love herself. She has the skin condition vitiligo, Her skin disease, taught her that if you learn to love yourself and have confidence in yourself, you’ll be able to produce much better results in your life. She was diagnosed with the chronic skin condition, characterized by depigmentation of portions of the skin, at the age of four. Harlow was a victim of bullying by other children and was reportedly called a “cow, zebra, and all manner of other disparaging slurs” throughout her childhood. The verbal harassment led to her changing schools numerous times and dropping out of high school, after which she contemplated committing suicide. Harlow was discovered by America’s Next Top Model host Tyra Banks on Instagram, and subsequently became one of the fourteen finalists of the twenty-first cycle in 2014.
“I am the underdog and I want to prove that one can follow one’s dreams despite all the flaws and setbacks! She believes that things have worked in her favor because she accepts her originality and has used it to her advantage.
“I loved myself. And with that, opportunities start to fall into my lap. And I thank God for all of them! Try loving yourself,’ she concluded is really everything!”
Following her elimination from America’s Next Top Model, Harlow was casted for the Spanish clothing brand Desigual and became their official brand representative. In September 2014, she walked and closed for the clothing brand Ashish for their spring/summer 2015 collection in London Fashion Week. Modeling for fashion magazines such as i-D and Dazed, and for the fashion websites. In 2015, Harlow was a model for the Italian clothing brand Diesel for its Spring/Summer 2015 campaign, She has also done modeling for the Spanish and Italian editions of Glamour magazine. Chantelle was featured in the August/September 2015 issue of Complex magazine. She was also in the August 2015 issue of Cosmopolitan. She was featured on Vogue Italia‘s website in an interview and accompanying photo shoot. In August 2015, Harlow shot the cover of and an accompanying editorial spread in the September issue of Ebony magazine, where she appeared alongside former America’s Next Top Model contestant Fatima Siad. In 2016, Harlow was featured in a commercial for Sprite,and was featured in a campaign for Swarovski. The same year, she was chosen as one of BBC’s 100 Women!
In July 2011, Harlow posted a YouTube video titled “Vitiligo: A Skin Condition, not a Life Changer”, where she talked about the condition and answered questions about her life living with vitiligo.
In November 2014, Harlow spoke in a TED presentation, recalling her experience with living with vitiligo. October 2015, Harlow spoke at the Dove Self-Esteem Project panel at the 2015 Women in the World Summit. She was presented with the ‘Role Model’ award at the 2015 Portuguese GQ Men of The Year event. She also appeared in multiple music videos, including JMSN’s “The One”, Eminem’s “Guts Over Fear”, and The Black Eyed Peas’ “Where’s the Love”. She was one of many notable cameos in Beyoncé’s “visual album” Lemonade. Her career has sky rocketed! This amazing career all started with self confidence and knowing her self worth!
The truth is we are courageous, fearless, and wonderfully made! Let’s boldly accept ourselves! Flaws and all! The facts that we are here to stay! Let’s stand strong in confidence whether someone agrees with us or not!
The human body is the most complex and unique organism in the world, and that complexity and uniqueness speaks volumes about the mind our Creator. Every aspect of the body, down to the tiniest microscopic cell, reveals that it is fearfully and wonderfully made. Remember God Makes no Mistakes!
1 Peter 3:3-4 | Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. 4 Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.
Ecclesiastes 12:7 ESV |and the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14 -New International Version
How beautiful you are, my darling!Oh, how beautiful! Your eyes behind your veil are doves. Song of Solomon 4:1-New International Version
Written by: Wellness Blogger MandyBliss (Amanda Taylor) | Primadonna Magazine’s contributing Editor Donna Marie Alex
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