The people closest to us are the ones with the most power over our lives. Parents, siblings, close friends and family: their words and actions inform and impact us as we grow and mature. Even when they’re too immature or insensitive to realize it. Even when they’re just “kids being kids.”
We live in a world that despises imperfections. We believe that we need to cover everything, whether through makeup or surgery. And if the surgery leaves any scar, we have to cover that. If it’s a matter of body type we have to eat less or eat more to try to attain the exact look we think society will deem as good enough. Perfect isn’t even an option.