Imagine you are an older sister/brother and your parents tell you that they are going to have a baby! Nine months pass by and all of a sudden this creature arrives and you are not only mad but you don't see what the hype is all about! This baby is wrinkly and cries all the time!
Can you picture it? Are you feeling the emotions of disgust and anger at this new bundle of joy that going to take all of your attention? Well guess what? We at WYC have a new arrival too! Are you ready? You have a new writer! However, we feel the complete opposite about her! She is fun, full of energy, has a great personality AND, SHE IS NOT A BABY! We are super excited and we can't wait for her to take the spotlight and shine bright like a diamond! :-)
:drum roll please: Her name is Gianya aka Gigi! She is a the newest writer for WYC! WOOP! WOOP! She doesn't cry, she sings!
Check out her writing skills! I know you will love this article! Also, stay tuned for more on Gigi as well as other members of WYC!
The Rockstar in You- Gigi Breland
When you wake in the morning and examine yourself in the mirror, does that little voice in your head (the one you’re using to read this) sound more positive or negative? If you’re like most females, that voice is probably feeding you all types of horrible thoughts and feelings about you and your body. Maybe you don’t like your curves, or your lack of curves. Maybe you don’t like the texture of your hair, or the smoothness of your skin. Maybe that voice is telling you that you’re not good enough, or you're not worthy of someone else’s affection or love. Well guess what? That voice is the sound of hundreds of years of society telling women that they aren’t good enough, or thin enough, or curvy enough, or pretty enough. That voice has no place in your head or in your heart, and I think it’s time we shut it down.
I spent way too many years standing in front of mirrors nit-picking and looking for reasons to dislike the person that I saw staring back at me. I could’ve probably found some form of criticism on every part of my body from the crown of my frizzy-haired head to the soles of my eczema-covered feet, but what good was that doing for me? What success and happiness was I getting from destroying myself and my confidence? None. Not an ounce of joy. My low self-esteem in my physical being began to affect my mental, spiritual and emotional health to the point where I hated almost everything about myself. If you’re anything like I was, you may relate to these feelings of inadequacy. Perhaps you’ve cried over some aspect of yourself that isn’t up to your own, possibly unrealistic, standards, or maybe you pray every night that you’ll change. I had to start praying that I could see myself the way that God saw me, and it worked!
You’re a rockstar! You’re an individual who possesses unique talents and abilities and there’s no one else in the world like you who can do the amazing things that you can do the way that you do them. Although everyone says it and almost no one believes it, you really are special! Society wants you to believe that there is a specific type of person/body that is “perfect”, but that is a myth! No one is perfect, but everyone is beautiful, including YOU! When you are able to quiet that negative voice in your head that tells you that you are anything less than beautiful, and focus on the wonderful and positive things that make you the gorgeous, fierce girl that you are, you can embrace your inner rockstar and help others embrace theirs, too!
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Wasn't that awesome?
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