To me, social media shows you what actual women look like. Even though we know about photoshopping and unrealistic expectations, it still seeps into so many of us. So being confronted by more realistic images does make a difference. It helps to see through other people’s eyes; we don’t realise how quick we are to judge ourselves. I’m worrying about how my stomach looks, and actually other people are saying, “Wow, you’ve got nice legs!” Everyone’s looking at something different.
Someone who believes in themselves is so fierce, to me. That could be a single mum, or it could just be someone who takes themselves out of their comfort zone. That’s why this Warrior Women project is so great! We need to learn to love who we are – and all the women who do that inspire me.
I think that real beauty is when you’re in your most natural form. And that’s why my beauty is fierce – because it’s real.
Discover more about Clemmie’s body acceptance journey through her Instagram account @clemmie_telford.