I actually asked her if I could photograph her feet.
She said: “Only if I can do THIS.”
My name is Abby: I’m 16, 5ft tall, and 105 pounds. My whole life, I’ve been called tiny. I’ve always been super self concious about it too. I have been a dancer pratically my whole life, so I grew up in front of mirrors and having people critique me (I was a ballerina). Being concious of how I looked became a daily thing for me, what was most disturbing was this all began young, at around age 5. One day, not too long ago, I looked in the mirror and thought I don’t need makeup and my hair long and straight and wear name brands to feel beautiful and please others. So I took a change: I cut 12 inches off of my hair just recently and I feel free as ever. Cutting my hair was the most wonderful time of my life (I also donated it!) cutting it all off made me feel in charge of my body and who I was: it felt amazing. I no longer wear makeup, if I do its just a hint of eyeliner and makeup, my acne has cleared up drastically which has really helped my self confidence. I started wearing clothes that I,myself want to wear. Not what all the “cool girls” are wearing. I get complemented all the time on my style and am called “hipster” from time to time, but I just respond “no,unique.” After I made these small changes, I started to see who I really was and I couldn’t be happier. I’m proud of who I am and who I’ve become. Being in charge of yourself and setting goals in life truly help your self confidence.
read this (:
you know, each day i spend with you is a blessing. better yet, YOU are a blessing. you love me when im up, you love me when im down, you love me when im at my worst, and certainly you love me when im best. but no matter the circumstance you always love me just the same. its always the same warm, everlasting love that greets me each morning despite how we ended the previous night. i could never thank you enough for all the things youve changed in my life…its unbelievable. i loved you yesterday, i love you today, and ill love you tomorrow. heres to my everything
I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best medicine. I believe in kissing. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.