The world, seemingly now more than ever, is fixated on the idea of perfection.
With countless apps being developed allow people to share their lives - which almost always seems to be free of mental health problems, financial difficulties, stretch mark and cellulite.
No wonder everyone seems to be bending over backward to create the illusion that everything is fine and dandy, when it's actually not.
This is why this Facebook post made by Katherine Backstrom, a 34-year-old cancer survivor, not only managed to have us feeling more okay with being who we are, but also garnered thousands of responses from women who could totally relate.
Accompanied by a picture of herself in her natural form, and having just recovered from a mastectomy, Katherine tackles some of society's ills which include how women are made to feel bad about their bodies, and she does so in a long, funny and heartfelt post.
And from the opening line we're already we're commending her for her bravery because I, for one, have never felt comfortable with saying my weight out loud. In fact, I never have.
"Those numbers don't matter, they never did," she continues.
As she waits in the consultation room preparing to choose what size breast implants she should choose, Katherine comes to a realisation that she hopes sharing with the world will help other women who may be just like her.
And that is; without fixing the wrinkle lines on her face, reconstructing her breast that she lost to cancer or being overly concerned with her pants size, she is enough.
Without fixing the wrinkle lines on her face, reconstructing her breast which she lost in a difficult battle or being overly concerned with her pants size, she is enough.
The rest of her post reads as follows:
And personally, I could not help but shed a tear.
Maybe not because this post is going to change the world, but because at least her one mind has been changed about herself.
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