I have been inspired to write this short blog piece which supports Melissa Boyle’s ( @GeekMagnifique ) hashtag campaign called #ScarredAndSexy
It’s taken me many years to finally deal with the body which I’m in and I still battle with self-appearance and my low self esteem towards myself however I know that there’s one thing which I want to point out.
My scars do not make me any less of a person. My stretch marks show me on the journey my body has been on through my physical health and also mental health. Even though I may not like them or get very critical over them, they are a part of me. I don’t like photographing my body as I still get very self conscious about it and I fear sharing photos of me fully because I’m scared of the backlash of nasty comments I will get.
Scars from my battle with mental health remain a part of me too. Under no circumstance am I beautifying self harm, but my scars remind me of the battle I’ve fought and how I’ve begun my journey of recovery. My tattoo which I designed in hospital when I was very sick is always a reminder to me to try and beat any of the battles which come my way…
No matter what your scars are, what caused them, they are a part of what makes you, you. YOU are your own unique person. Embrace everything which makes you individual.