“When you try to fit in, you deny yourself the opporunity to belong”
This is a quote from my brand new YouTube video. A lot of people have asked me how to fit in, whether it’s in school or their family or body positivity.
It never made sense to me because when body positivity started, all our pages were so uniquely us and those differences were what made us shine but over the last few years, there’s been a growing perception that there is only one right way to do bopo and we all have to post like each other to be a part of the same community – that couldn’t be more wrong. And I think this is a perfect example for life!
If you are trying so hard to be like everyone else or to fit in, you deny everyone else the opportunity to like you for you. Even if you finally found a way to fit in, you’d be questioning whether they would like the real you and fear that if you didn’t keep up this act, you’d lose your friends.
It’s why it’s important to talk about this because fitting in and belonging are two entirely different things.#scarrednotscared