"Self-esteem is confidence and satisfaction in oneself" (Merriam-Webster)
I find that it is hard in today's culture to fully integrate all types of beauty and not just what is deemed the latest obsession. Its either skinny or curvy, curvy or athletic, dark or light, straight or curly, short or long...the list goes on. When trends extend beyond skirt shape, heel height and lipstick color to the proportions of the body, people continue to move with the trends and resort to drastic measures.
It is one thing to be inspired to lead a healthier lifestyle and to reach one's own weight goals, and another to aspire to someone else's body image [#goals] to the point of self-hate and to go a step further and transform one's body by any means necessary to look just like someone else.
Now that "thick" is in [and I use the word loosely], oddly enough, the conversation has switched from eating disorders to types of plastic surgery. I wonder what will happen when curvy is no longer in... But that's beside the point. The point is this...
We are overexposed to an obsessively superficial world. So rather than compete with unrealistic expectations: