The phrase “embrace your flaws” has been a wonderfully empowering phrase for many, and has shown people a new way of thinking. Many of us have begun to accept parts of ourselves that we deemed weren’t worthy because we believed that imperfection deserved only punishment. Each one of us has a different definition of a flaw, and all of us have our own particular insecurities. Often, what we deem a flaw is based on what we are told by society and media: sometimes, you are flawed if you don’t reach academic excellence, and other times you are flawed because you aren’t a good dancer. Perspectives rule this topic, and everything comes down to how we actually deal with this supposed imperfection. This is extremely true for women, and they are constantly being told to embrace their bodily flaws and shortcoming. However, there is never anything really wrong or incorrect about these “flaws”.
Society and media are unhealthily powerful, and can lead to mass
Norm vs. Flaws
A person’s physical features cannot be considered a flaw. It is neither good nor bad, but merely is. Take, for example, stretch marks. Almost all women are going to develop stretch marks in their life, and this is a natural occurrence. When a woman’s body goes through pregnancy or
Physical features are decided by genes at the time of conception, and this is something no one has control over. Neither the parents nor the child know what genes they will get, and what genes actually end up being expressed. Moreover, the expression of genes is dependent on environmental factors, and again, this is something that none of us have control over. Our physical features are not flaws, they just are. Imagine deciding that someone’s hands aren’t the perfect length: it almost sounds preposterous. So for now, don’t embrace your flaws, but embrace your entire body for what it is. It is a powerhouse that you reside in, and is the home of all your experiences. All of us have flaws of different kinds, but our body is not one of them, and should never be.