The Truth About Instagram Models and Insecurity

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Instagram Models and My Insecurities

You want the truth? There are things about myself that I don't like, parts of my body that I hate to see in the mirror, memories that I wish I could forget and somedays it's tough to push past all of this. Honestly, insecurity can be crippling and even deadly. A lack of confidence has stopped me from chasing big dreams of mine, posting certain pictures and going certain places. If I can be honest, I get intimidated by pretty girls, especially when they have "perfect" bodies. "Instagram models" make me feel insecure sometimes.

Why I Decided to Share

I'm sharing this because nobody is talking about it. Nobody is sharing the fact that sometimes social media makes us feel shitty and that bloggers can be insecure, too. Despite all of my accomplishments, I still get scared too. I guess the real reason that I am sharing this is so that some girl out there knows that she isn't alone. Cliche? Maybe, but I know what it feels like to hold a smile while dying inside. I know what it's like to shrink back in a room because you don't feel pretty enough, well dressed enough or polished enough.

Trust me, I get it. But the beautiful thing about fear is that it's false. Those feelings of insecurity and doubt only have the power that you give them. Choose to embrace your own type of beautiful and surround yourself with people who build you up. You are enough and so am I. 

Compliments on a twist out, new lipstick or new shoes can go a long way. We as women have the absolute power to build each other up with words. I'm challenging you to build your sisters up. Giving compliments changed the game for me. Instead of getting bitter, get inspired.

Questions

  1. Do social media posts ever make you feel insecure?
  2. What do you do to fight jealousy?
  3. What do you love about your body?

Thank you so much for reading. Please do me a favor and share this post with your friends. Also, follow me on instagram @thejasminediane. You won't regret it. Peace.