Let's Be Nice Girls!

In this day and age, women seem to be more concerned with their physical appearances than ever before. I feel that women judge each other much more than men judge women.

Funny thing is, most guys can’t even tell the difference between a pony tail and a bun, so don’t expect a guy to understand how many hair tutorials you watched or how much your arm ached after all that work you just did with your hair.

A girl, on the other hand, will easily walk past you and notice the fact that you didn’t hide your bobby pin correctly.

As much as us women believe we are good people, how many times have you found yourself sitting with your girlfriends at a restaurant, eyeing another set of ladies and whispering about their outfit choices? Don't get me wrong, guys are just as bad. It's definitely human nature to automatically see something and form an opinion about it, unfortunately.

The thing is, forming an opinion is one thing, but hating on someone for their choices is another. What you like might not be what someone else likes. What you want to wear might not be what someone else feels comfortable wearing. Did you ever think of that?

As women, we need to stick together and be there for each other. We need to focus on bringing each others confidence up, not pushing it down. We already live in a society where people think women on magazine covers are perfect, and having "thigh gap" and being "skinny" are the best things in life. Women ruin their lives not having a perfect image of themselves. They don't allow themselves to have enough food in a day, or enjoy a drink without worrying about getting fat, which can turn into binge eating from hunger or depression.

No matter how hard I try, my hair will not look as effortless as all the models in every Victoria Secret campaign. I am a gym rat, and I’m sure as hell not going to apologize for it.

If you see someone in the store or on the way to the gym and you like her outfit, don’t be shy and tell that person that they look good. I promise, it will make her day. Think about it: how great do you feel when someone tells you how nice they thought you looked?

Do and say things that have a positive purpose.

Also, if you think you look good, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

Do whatever makes you feel confident. Dress for yourself, even if it means other women stare at you in the streets or in school. If they do, it just means you were brave enough to do something they never will.

Express yourself how you want. If you feel happy and comfortable wearing your favourite tights that have holes in them with long socks and a tank top, then do it! Life is too short to constantly worry about what you look like :)

-Angelique Kronebusch