By Emily, age 19, Newfoundland
Sweet Designs Featured Writer
Once upon a time, in a land not very far away, there lived a princess. Her name was You. She was very unhappy with herself, despite how beautiful she really was. No matter how many compliments she got You was very unsatisfied with everything she did, and said, and how she looked. Unfortunately, there was no happily ever after.
Does any of this sound familiar? This particular princess represents all of us. And yes, I did mention she was beautiful. Why? Because as girls we have a wonderful gift. No matter how tall we are or what shape we are or whom we hang out with or if we stick our foot in our mouth 10 times a day, we are all infinitely beautiful.
"People often say that 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder,' and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves." - Selma Hayek
When I look around at all of the beautiful stars around Hollywood, the two most beautiful to me are Queen Latifah and America Ferrera. They're not perfect, they're not twigs, but they're confident, and that's the sexiest accessory any woman could have. What I like most about these two women, though, is that they don't have to act stupid or show any skin to get somewhere in Hollywood. Their acting and confident nature is how they got where they are today!
"No one ever told me I was pretty as a little girl. All little girls should be told they are pretty, even if they aren't." - Marilyn Monroe
So next time you look in the mirror, look with pride. This is the only body we're ever going to have. We are beautiful, no matter what anybody says. We need to learn to love our bodies!