By Guest Blogger – Ms. Barely Hidden
Who better to educate me / us about teens and body image than a teenage naturist girl! Lucky for me, there’s a wonderful family who I love dearly, and as luck would have it, one of the daughters is 15 years old, a naturist and a gifted writer! Below is the post she wrote especially for us.
Teen Girls And Body Image Problems
Seeing Through Natural Eyes – Teenage Body Image and Naturism
I simply recently turned 15 years old. I’m a teen girl and I’ve been a naturist for the last 3 years. Now, I attend an all-girls school where personal growth and development are strongly supported. As a result, body acceptance can be widespread in our community. Regardless of this, the students around me still appear to have difficulty accepting their own bodies. As a teenager, I am faced regular with dilemmas and worries concerning my body and others. At school, no matter who you hang out with, you hear folks say things like; “I am milfnudistssex .” “You’re so pretty!” “My boobs are too small.” “My boobs are too big.” “I wish I looked like you.”
Teenage Body Image
Personally I do not find these concerns to be as pressing. As a young child, I loved to read and learn. I didn’t watch a lot of TV or read magazines. By preventing those two media sources, I managed to prevent so much of the mainstream media’s notions. I was not comparing myself to models and I looked up to my parents as examples of great adults. My father was also a jpg-shoot stylist for a while, which presented me to an entirely different perspective of fashion than the broadly accepted view. I saw trend and clothing generally, to have two primary uses: function and/or expression.
I knew I would not seem like a model in a magazine, but I also understood that models didn’t look like models in magazines. Hairdressers, make-up artists, photographers, and stylists all brought to the image that would function as product of the image-shoot. In reality, just a small few of the pictures taken ever make it to the public eye. Understanding http://nudismphotos.net/posts/i-had-an-experience-today-that-was-new-for-me/ alleviated that pressure of living up to the graphics of beauty which were illustrated in fashion magazines everywhere.
Yet, I still started to become insecure. I was still too skinny, too short, and too bony. There are two things that helped me gain confidence and acceptance of my own body. Dance and naturism really enabled me to overcome my insecurities. Dancing was a way for me to learn to be in control of my body and to accept the fact that it changed at a different speed than my peers’ bodies. Naturism on the other hand, let me to actually see that nobody was the same. Everybody was distinct and the socially accepted perspectives of attractiveness were limited to some lean number of real individuals. Even then, they did not fit the ideal perfectly.
All things considered, I discovered beauty to be a very subjective ideal that depended on the situation and person. Now I personally find that everybody around me has their own appealing qualities that shine through, being a kid or a teenager is tough for that matter so is being an adult! We all struggle with body image and comparing ourselves to others makes it worse. I found that, accepting that your system will grow in a unique manner is an essential part of body approval.
I would really like to thank Ms. Barely Hidden for composing this wonderful site about Teenage Body Image for us! Please feel free to comment and show her the love and admiration she deserves!
Let’s hope she’ll be willing to share more of her ideas with us!
This guest article titled – Teenage Naturist Teaches Us About Teenage Body Image Problems – was released by Young Naturists and Young Nudists America FKK
Tags: body image, body shame, adolescents
Category: Body Image Blogs, Naturism and Naturism
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By Guest Blogger – Ms. Barely Hidden