Today is more about self-empowerment. We are all equal, no one is better than you, and you are not better than others. Lucky Dube sums this well with the song: “different colours, one people”. “How would your life be different if…You stopped allowing other people to dilute or poison your day with their words or opinions? Let today be the day…You stand strong in the truth of your beauty and journey through your day without attachment to the validation of others”
I came across ElleAfrique‘s article that featured an albino model, Thando Hopa. I was thrilled on the way the model answered questions with regards to her condition. I asked myself, what is to create a sense of self and self-love? I dug more into different places to come up with an answer to this question. In my opinions, self-love is accepting yourself as you are before others do. Basically, in order to love your neighbor as yourself, you have to start with loving yourself. Those who hate others, I truly believe that they do not love themselves. One thing to keep in mind, embrace your beauty with all acceptance. Check out two self-love quotes and the lady who inspired this post.
“Acceptance is the key to transformation. Accepting what is, instead of denying it, allows room for growth. Utilize your power of choice. – Tomiko Fraser Hines
“Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn’t have the time to sit around and talk about you. What’s important to me is not others’ opinions of me, but what’s important to me is my opinion of myself.”
― C. JoyBell C.
Photos: Elle Afrique Magazine
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