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Anonymous asked me how they could become confident. It’s hard to say exactly, but this is how I guide myself in general. I’ve been put down, called every name imaginable, and I’ve been through extremes but I was able to bounce back and I’m still able to be reasonably confident today. Hopefully this helps some of you, too :)
So I was out shopping today when I passed an Aerie store. My cousin pointed out that the butt in the huge advertisement (second photo) had stretch marks. I was confused. But after second look I realized that there were stretch marks. “Wow!” I thought, “I can’t believe they didn’t airbrush that out!” I wanted to take a picture but there were people sitting on a bench in view of it, so I decided to to go in and find the picture. Much to my surprise, she was not the only one displaying imperfections! Their slogan is “The real you is sexy.” In amazement I took pictures throughout the store. I’m sure they thought I was a creep but that didn’t stop me. I had to pass this along to those who haven’t seen it. My question is, how isn’t this a bigger deal? Am I weird for thinking this is so awesome? I even made a point to say “Wow, I have to take a picture of this, that could be me!” A sales associates just chuckled. But little did she know I was so serious.