By: Monica, 17
Teen To Teen is a series of blogs written by teen authors for teens on topics that matter most to them. Please Note: “Teen to Teen” should be considered peer to peer advice and support. It is not given in place of professional consult or care.
As women, the world likes to tell us that we are supposed to look a certain way. Whether it’s a skinny waist or curves to a year-round beachy tan, standards are held up for girls of all ages that are quite literally impossible for everyone to meet.
Many girls struggle with body image, especially as they hit their teens and start to encounter growing pressure to look a certain way. I’ve done my time as far as disliking my body, picking out flaws in the mirror, and desperately trying to “fix” whatever I could just to feel worthy and beautiful.