The English definition defines self-love as a ‘regard for ones own well being and happiness.’
The feminine beauty ideal is socially constructed and suggests that a woman’s most important asset is their physical attractiveness.
In a society today that is strongly governed by social medial, selfies and the celebrity lifestyle. I, myself struggle not to conform to the “ideals” of beauty and try to not let it affect how I see myself or what I assume others may think of me through my outward appearance.
“Self-love requires you to be honest about your current choices and thought patterns and undertake new practices that reflect self-worth.” ~ Caroline Klirk
Self love is being secure with who you are regardless. with this comes confidence and a total disregard for any sort of negativity that maybe directed towards you.
However, we all know that this is easier said than done.
One person who is hitting the Internet by storm is 20 year old make up artist and YouTube vlogger Shalom Blac. Severely burnt with hot oil at the tender age of 9 and bullied throughout her childhood, Shalom encourages and inspires myself and the rest of her viewers to embrace their natural beauty.
Despite her amazing transformations, it is clear that Shalom uses make up as an enhancement of the beauty that is already there rather than using it as cover up of possible insecurities.
Here are 3 reasons why we love Shalom Blac, she is…
- Empowering – I believe one of Shaloms biggest gifts is her ability to empower people through encouragement, positivity and advice. She not only empowers burn survivors but also stands for female and black empowerment as well as many others.
2. Inspirational – Her courage and resilience is what makes her inspiring and is reflected in her work that show an obvious affection of self love and care that is also taught and encouraged amongst her viewers.
3. Ambitious – Her ambition and desire to pursue blogging despite of societies beauty inequities.
Following Shalom has personally made me feel more confident about myself and the tackling the strains of social media.
Please make sure to check Shalom Blac out on YouTube and Instagram @shalom_blac , so that you too can feel empowered.
Lots of Love,
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