20+ Fearless Women Who Made Us Shout “You Go Girl!”

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Despite 92% of girls acknowledging that women shouldn’t be pressured to change their appearance, societal expectations remain influential. Research reveals that a third of girls feel compelled to use filters before posting selfies, highlighting the impact of societal beauty standards.

1. “Not shaving was one of the best decisions of my life. I feel in tune with myself and my femininity.”

2. “I wish society was more open to women not shaving.”

3. “So this is me normalizing facial hair for anyone who’s grown up believing it’s something to be ashamed of.”

4. “All bodies are bikini bodies.”

5. This girl ditched Western beauty standards and wore her natural hair down for the first time ever. And she’s gorgeous!

6. “I’ve always hated my hair. And my mom grew up hating her freckles... so she always taught me that covering them is what you have to do. But now I’m kinda growing to like them.”

7. This couple might look not like others, but they’re absolutely beautiful!

8. “I’ve struggled with body image my whole life. But I’m realizing I kind of look like those statues of Ancient Greek women, and I’m okay with being the Ancient Greek ideal woman.”

9. “You guys inspired me to take my first ever non-slouching, ’tall and (pretending to be) proud’ selfie and I panicked at the moment. Old habits die hard I guess.”

10. “This is a picture that very clearly shows some of the more unflattering parts of my body, but I am so happy to finally be able to post it without shame!”

11. “I’ve been wearing my hair like the photo on the left for the majority of my life. I recently met someone who has encouraged me to embrace my inner curly girl!”

12. “I shaved my head 9 months ago after having chemically relaxed hair for 15 years! I’m experiencing my natural hair for the first time. It’s a whole new part of me and I love it.”

13. “My husband is both shorter and thinner than I am, and it’s never been an issue for him. Normalize women being bigger than their partners.”

14. “My first time in a bikini in public!” (male to female)

15. " You have pores, not flaws! Consider a lemon without its dimples... it’s skin protecting the fruit inside."

16. “I’m loving my tiger stripes because they gave me you... ”

17. “I was told I shouldn’t wear big eyeglasses because they emphasize my nose. So... I bought the biggest pair I could find!”

18. “Just a reminder that it’s okay to be bigger than your partner.”

19. “Ever since I was diagnosed with vitiligo I’ve been called ‘cow’ and ‘Dalmatian,’ so I did a look inspired by that.”

20. “I got married today and wore my natural body hair as a beautiful accessory.”

21. “Your body is beautiful and worthy of love.”

It’s time for us to let go of many beauty standards. Here, we discuss 10 of them.


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