In a recent interview with Seventeen Magazine, the All About that Bass singer Meghan Trainor talked about difficulties growing up chubby. Meghan Trainor is beautiful how she is and hopefully doesn’t cave to pressure to match the figures of Rihanna, Beyonce, and other pop stars. She mentioned that the support from her fans has significantly improved her self-esteem and is endlessly thankful for her fans. In the interview she said, “When I was signing autographs, this girl came up to me bawling and said, ‘You make me feel pretty again. Thank you.’ It really resonated with me that this girl was so gorgeous, and she didn’t even know it. It’s a mental thing. Just recently I was thinking, ‘I’m confident now, and I look good,’ and that’s because I’ve started saying those words out loud more. So now when I see pictures, I’m like, ‘Oh my God, why would I hate myself at all? I look incredible in that picture!'”
This is a great story, one that we can all take inspiration from. Beauty is on the inside, and no one should feel bad for how they look. And especially, no one should be made to think bad about themselves due to outside pressures. If you are currently dealing with self-esteem issues, you should know that you are Beautiful as you are! Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. One of the best things you can do is reminding yourself of this daily. Write in a Journal, remind yourself of things you are thankful for in your life, be it friends, family, or anything that brings you joy. Remind yourself of everything good about you, and I promise you, there is plenty of amazing things about you! You are amazing!