How I Started Accepting My Nude Body

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The Narrative Of The Semi Nude School Celebration That Helped In Accepting My Nude Body:
Accepting My Nude Body – I ‘ve always been self conscious about my body. I was never able to walk around comfortably at school for anxiety about being made fun of. My body was something to be concealed, shameful and god forbid – revealed in public.
During high school, I began working on enhancing my self esteem. As the days turned into weeks, I began to discover that looking at my naked body in the mirror was becoming easier. I began to feel increasingly more comfortable being naked (by myself). That said, thinking of someone else seeing my naked body was still not an alternative. changed once I got to school.
Accepting My Nude Body
After I started college, I felt overwhelmed by the number of people I considered amazing. It seemed like everyone was lean, confident and attractive. How was I going to survive here???
I discussed with some close friends about the issue. My friends asked me what I thought of people who didn’t do their make up every morning or who weren’t thin enough to be a model. I told them I didn’t believe any differently of them and that they were just people if you ask me. My friends asked me why I believed that folks would think differently of me. I did not have an answer.
Then it came to me Most people don’t care what you look like. And if they do, who cares! If they did not like my appearance, they didn’t need to appear. After that, my confidence climbed. It was a slow process, but it was working.
I ‘d never been comfortable attending celebrations at my university. So many of them were pajama parties, panties parties and perhaps even naked parties. If I was just beginning to feel comfortable looking at my nude body, how was I going to reveal it to anyone else?
Then came the day after I was invited to some faculty Halloween celebration. The flyer said “less is more if you know what I mean.” My buddies had helped me so much in raising my self-esteem that I thought, “why not!” That night, I had my first encounter with social nudity. I wore some risque lingerie as my Halloween costume. Almost everything was revealing! I was afraid people were going to look at me like some sort of freak. I was scared they were going to laugh and tell me to go home. But they didn’t. Some were even fully nude and a few were covered in nothing but body paint. They were all just having a great time – partying and laughing. It was a great evening. I left the party feeling more confident than ever. don’t know if I will ever rid myself of my body image issues. Nor am I confident that I will ever have the ability to take a look at my nude body with complete recognition. What I do understand is that my first experience with public nudity was a interesting one. One that helped me in my continuing process of raising my self-esteem and self-acceptance (if not “body love”).
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