teenage body image and nudism
However, I still began to become insecure. I was still too skinny, too short, and too bony. There are two things that helped me gain confidence and acceptance of my own body. Dance and naturism really allowed me to overcome my insecurities. Dance was a way for me to learn to be in control of my body and to accept the fact that it changed at a different rate than my peers’ bodies. Naturism on the other hand, allowed me to actually see that nobody was the same. Everybody was different and the socially accepted views of beauty were limited to a slim amount of real people. Even then, they didn’t fit the ideal perfectly.