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Your Parents Probably Aren’t Zooey Deschanel’s Parents

18 May

When 500 Days of Summer came out, I immediately fell in love with it. Everything about it just seemed so appealing and interesting. I especially loved Zooey Deschanel. I thought she was perfect, basically. For a while, I tried so hard to be like her. I used different make up techniques, different styles of dress, different hair styles, all to look like perfect Zooey Deschanel.

But, I’m never going to look like Zooey Deschanel. Why? Because her mother did not give birth to me. My mother did. Save for doing some major plastic surgery, I cannot amend this.

But there’s nothing wrong with that. My mother gave me a perfectly good body of my own that is beautiful, just as Zooey Deschanel is. The same is true for anyone else.

Your parents probably aren’t Zooey Deschanel’s parents, but you’re lovely anyways.

Image via CBC News.

I have a story about what others think.

19 Apr

I was walking with my friend down one of the pathways at my university. I was really frustrated because my hair had gotten damp from the rain. My friend turned to me and told me my hair looked fine. Then, she started to complain about her hair.

This time, I turned to her, and genuinely told my friend that it was fine the way it was.

It was then that I realized something. Most of the things that people dislike about themselves, I don’t even notice. When I walk down the street, I don’t stare at someone and think “Oh my gosh, her hair looks terrible.” I bet most of you don’t, either.

So, if you don’t, and I don’t, then who does?

Really, if no one even notices your slightly curly hair, why worry about their opinion?

Some of these ideas are based on Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen’s article, Body Image and Fear of Intimacy.

Image via  [JO]² – Immortal Lens -( Youssef Hanna ).