……Trigger warnings: low self-esteem……
My breasts are now here, on this blog, for thousands of people to see. I can hardly believe I’m actually submitting this, because for most of my life, I was extremely self-conscious about my breasts.
First, it was in middle school. All of my friends went through puberty. Their breasts grew and they wore cute bras and v-neck shirts and I was self-conscious because I was still flat as a board. Then, in high school, my breasts grew. But then, I was then self-conscious about the shape of my breasts. To me, other girls’ breasts were perky and round, with “normal-sized” areolae, while my breasts were saggy, oddly-shaped and areolae that were to big. I always tried to wear bras that had padding, that would push my breasts up, so I wouldn’t be worried that they were “sagging.” I was always terrified at the thought of someone seeing my breasts. I used to think I was the only girl in the world with breasts like mine, but I was wrong.
Guess what? Not every woman has “perfect,” perky, round, large breasts. Sometimes, breasts are saggy, asymmetrical, and small. And that’s okay. Just like women have different eye colors, or hair types, or skin colors, women have different types of breasts too. One type is not universally “better” or “sexier” than another. They are all beautiful, because they are ours. They are a part of our bodies and we can’t go through life hating our bodies. Hatred is a waste of time and energy.
Love yourself, EVERY part of yourself. You are LOVED. You are IMPORTANT. You are BEAUTIFUL. Stay strong, my loves. You can do it. I believe in you!