Why Having Big Boobs Sucks! | Hannah Witton
‘Why I Needed To Book A Boob Job In Order To #BREAKFREE’
We talk about loving our bodies the way they are - but what if you know that - and want to make a change anyway? Tamara McCleary shines a line on another side of the debate...
‘It’s an average school afternoon and it’s time for PE. Hesitantly squished into a corner of the girls changing rooms I’m desperate to stay hidden, distressed by wandering eyes and uncomfortable in public. I’m awkward – uncomfortable – in my own skin.
Fast-forward a decade, and little has changed. My twenty-something self still shudders at the thought of exposing my body – showing off my insecurities. I’m a firm believer that how you feel about yourself is much more important than what other people think of you. But recently I found myself on a downwards spiral of self-criticism.
Whenever I spoke out about my body image, I’d be told that I looked good – that I have an enviable figure. I’m not denying that it’s sweet to hear, but I’ve never taken any solace in other people’s opinions about my body. After all, I’ve grown up feeling disappointed by it for as long as I can remember. Advice only comes in the form of ‘embrace your imperfections’ and ‘love yourself as you are’. I desperately wish that as a society this concept worked every time. Embracing what I hate about my figure would solve all my problems.
But as I see it, loving yourself so freely is easier said than done. I’m striving to be the happiest version of myself but sometimes the pressure of feeling forced to accept something you don’t like is overwhelming.
For years, I tried everything in my power to change my attitude. I indulged in life’s little pleasures – I ate more chocolate, and drank good wine, but pick-me-ups can last only so long and a padded bra can only take you so far. From an outsider’s perspective, I probably already seemed confident. But honestly I was tired because my façade would immediately dissolve once I was expected to take my top off in the bedroom or get into a bikini on holiday.
Self-perception is riddled with all kinds of complexities. It’s baffling how I can look at someone with an identical physique to me and not see a single thing wrong with them. I know beauty is subjective so it will never be a one size fits all kinda situation, and I’m not anti-love-yourself-as-you-are. But some people approach things differently.
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