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What is your definition of Beautiful?

5th May 2021

Is it the unrealistic airbrushed pictures in magazines? The size ‘0’ models who are probably struggling with an eating disorder? All of those whose makeup is done by their makeup artists? Going on sunbeds which can lead to cancer – is a tan worth your life?

Is it false eyelashes, acrylic nails and hair extensions?

The definition of beautiful by the Collins dictionary is:

  1. A beautiful person is very attractive to look at.
  2. If you describe something as beautiful – you mean that it is very attractive or pleasing.

    My definition of beautiful is you.

    Everyone is beautiful in their own way. Beautiful doesn’t just mean that you are physically attracted to someone. Being unique is beautiful. You see so many people walking around and they look exactly the same. You can be beautiful for your clothes, your personality and who you are, not just for your looks. Everyone has struggled with their self esteem at some point in their life, including me, so here are some suggestions from us at BulliesOut:

    1) Surround yourself with positive family and friends.
    2) Have a positive attitude when facing challenges.
    3) Remember to value effort rather than perfection.
    4) Try new challenges and celebrate your success.
    5) Set goals and make plans for things that you would like to accomplish.
    6) Take pride in your opinions and don’t be afraid to voice them.
    7) Remember that it is okay to make mistakes.

 

This week’s blog is a guest post from Abby Rayner.

Abby is a BulliesOut Youth Ambassador. She is extremely passionate about writing and helping others. Abby joined BulliesOut when she was being severely bullied. She said it gave her a purpose. Her favourite quote is “no rain no flowers” as she feels it is important to see there is always a positive to a negative situation.

Thank you Abby for this beautiful piece of writing.

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