Uniquely You

One day I was having a spurt of feeling extremely self conscious. Do you ever get that? One day you look at yourself and think “damn girl, you cute as shit!.” Then literally the next day (or even later that day) you feel like you can’t stand anything about your appearance. It can really put me in a low mood and make me feel like I don’t want to hang out with anyone because getting ready and having to look at myself will make me feel so down.

While I was feeling this way and scrolling through the explore page on Instagram, seeing endless “perfect” humans, I came across a post of someone getting freckles tattooed on their face. Now I have nothing against makeup, or wanting to look a certain way but it just really made me stop and think for a minute. Growing up I had a friend who would do absolutely anything to hide her freckles. They weren’t trendy at the time and she was extremely ashamed of them. Now all of the sudden they’re in style and everyone wants them. Why can’t we just let those individuals who spent years hiding them be in style and feel proud of them now? Why must we all try to embody this style and end up looking the same damn way? I wish we could learn to celebrate our differences. No matter what they may be. Gender, race, hair color, style, dimples, freckles, etc. Why is looking the same a goal?

I’ve started to try to combat these low feelings I get about my appearance by forcing myself to look in the mirror and not pick out what I find attractive but pick out what I don’t like and find a reason to like it. What makes me different? What makes me stand out in a sea of clones? Why hate this characteristic when it is the whole reason I’m me and not someone else?

I have had several moments when I’m in large crowds of diverse people and I get this overwhelming feeling when I look around and see so many unique faces and I find everyone so incredibly stunning. Everyone stands out because they are all so different and distinct. I never get this feeling in a crowded cafe in LA where everyone is seemingly “perfect” because there is no uniqueness. No one stands out in the crowd. If I value this in others so much, why shouldn’t I value it in myself as well?

Would love to hear your thoughts on this topic. I know it’s something easier said than done…which is why I wrote it. I’m going to force myself to reread it next time I get a wave of feeling self conscious.  I hope you’ll do the same <3

“Let yourself bloom”

 

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  1. Kirstyn Hoover
    March 17, 2017 / 2:55 pm

    Wow so well said. I have so many days where I wake up and I think I feel good about myself today my skin is clear and my outfit is cute and I feel healthy. But those days are rare instead I daily feel really down and low about my look and my appearance I put off going out. If i’m going out to see friends i’ll feel insecure but fine if it’s to go out in public where there will be people I don’t know I will not go. Thank you so much for this post i’m going to try to really start fighting these down feelings and reaching more for the days I feel good about myself. Really love this !

    • cammiescott
      March 17, 2017 / 3:07 pm

      you’re beautiful, unique and powerful. Don’t forget that.

      • Kirstyn Hoover
        March 17, 2017 / 3:56 pm

        so are you! thank you so much, love you ?

  2. Paige
    March 17, 2017 / 2:57 pm

    100% agree! People just want to be in with the trend & forget about being unique! I know everyone has insecurities with how they look & I know that there will be tonnes of comments saying the same thing but Cam you’re so damn beautiful, you have the most gorgeous eyes & smile I think I’ve ever seen! Love you dude x

    • cammiescott
      March 17, 2017 / 3:08 pm

      ah love you, Paige!

  3. Melanie
    March 17, 2017 / 3:01 pm

    I really like this post. I am the type of person who just doesn’t give a f*** about how I look when I go out. I honestly have no problem going to the store in my pajamas or my hair just being thrown into a quick bun. I think the thing that always gets me down about it, is the fact that my mom always has something to say about how I dress or how my hair is looking. It’s like I’m not the best with picking out all these fancy clothes and s*** and I literally can’t do anything wow looking to my hair so yeah.

    • cammiescott
      March 17, 2017 / 3:09 pm

      I adore you and admire you endlessly!

  4. Crystal
    March 17, 2017 / 3:03 pm

    That is crazy!! I had no idea people try to get freckles tattooed…..I naturally have freckles and never thought it to be some type of trend setter, just a unique design on my body that like you said….makes me STAND out!!! I know people even get dimple procedures done, when really it’s actually a deformity…..a beautiful one, but still a deformity lol We were never meant to be perfect looking but perfectly imperfect and unique in our own ways; blemishes, freckles, birthmarks, dimples, and all…..but YET so beautiful!!!! ?❤ Hope you’re well!

    • cammiescott
      March 17, 2017 / 3:10 pm

      so well said!

  5. Lucile P
    March 17, 2017 / 3:05 pm

    I think this post might be my the one I like the most. I feel like it is such an important thing to talk about, about the fact that low days where you don’t like the way you look are totally normal and okay. I know that personally, loving myself is a thing I struggle with, but it honestly isn’t about my body shape (cause I’m beginning to feel better about that!) but more regarding my face. And I don’t know, it makes me smile and feel better in a way to read that I ain’t the only one, you can be sure that I’ll reread this post too when I’ll feel self conscious.

    And about embracing our differences, yes. The world would be a better place if all kind of person were celebrated. I think what is also important is that we should wear, and use make-up, and do our hair (and basically everything) the way we want, because it makes us happy, because we feel comfortable. Like, I don’t know, we should try to do it for ourselves and our own happiness instead of focusing on trends and you know, society and how people might think of us.

    But as you said, Cammie, it’s easier said than done. This post makes wanna try and love myself a little bit more to be honest, thank you for that. 🙂

    • cammiescott
      March 17, 2017 / 3:10 pm

      we can all work on it together 🙂

  6. Jordyn
    March 17, 2017 / 3:23 pm

    Cammie, you literally always make my mind spin and you put things so well! You really deserve this website. I completely agree with you. What’s so good about fitting in and being the “basic person” that everyone acts like and dresses like? That’s no fun and I wouldn’t feel like myself. I feel so weird when I wear something that is “trending” because I feel like I am going against myself and letting myself down. Love you Cammie and your stories?

  7. Alexa
    March 17, 2017 / 3:24 pm

    My first reaction to this post was shock. In my mind, you are one of those perfectly stunning people so it’s hard to wrap my head around the fact that you can feel just as down about your appearance as I sometimes do. It just goes to show that how we look has very little to do with how we actually feel about or looks…if that makes sense. And the best part about that is, that means it’s up to you and me to make ourselves feel beautiful. Thanks for sharing Cam.

  8. Alana
    March 17, 2017 / 3:28 pm

    This is so well written and so spot on. I struggle with similar things. Thinking that what I wear isn’t good enough and I don’t look good enough cause it’s not like everyone else. Because I’m more laid back. I wear hoodies and hats all the time and don’t wear makeup or anything And others dress up but that doesn’t make me feel like me. So I get worried. Reading this hits home because it’s exactly how I feel. Why should I have to look at everyone else and want what everyone has. When I have something uniquely special to me. You’re writing is beautiful Cammie

  9. Mari
    March 17, 2017 / 3:28 pm

    I think finding uniqueness so beautiful in others is easier than doing the same on ourselves because we are constantly comparing ourselves to the others and constantly finding the others better than us in every single thing. Which is pretty much what happens to me.
    I struggle with the same “problem” as yours everyday and yes, it’s damn hard! But I found out that, surprisingly, listening to the people who surround me (in particular friends) telling me things like “You look stunning today!”, “I love your smile”, “Thank you for being kind to me” really makes my day. In these situations I feel extremely lucky to have these kind of people in my life and I’m sure everyone can find their own “people”: people who can make them feel beautiful and most of all, loved.
    It’s important to learn to love ourselves but at the same time it’s a tough road to walk through. And if we have someone by our side encouraging us, every obstacle will look different…and less impossibile to overcome. Sometimes we shall try to look at ourselves through the eyes of our closest ones.
    I do believe in human supporting power!
    So I send you lots of support, Cam!

  10. March 17, 2017 / 3:52 pm

    It’s funny you mention sitting in a coffee shop in LA. I was home for a few weeks this past month applying for film school and securing work for June and I stopped at some of the new places in WeHo. I thought that after being gone for so long that I had developed at least somewhat of a worldly view so that I would be ready to come back to LA this summer, but SO much has changed not just about myself but about the city as well. It doesn’t feel like MY city anymore. I could hear the conversations going on around me from people who seemed like their life was just so much more exciting. I suddenly felt incredibly self conscious and like the jobs and work I was fighting so hard to get suddenly wasn’t enough when hours before I was so happy to have gotten them in the first place. Regardless, I’m glad to be coming home soon. Maybe these things are just in our own head.

  11. Amber
    March 17, 2017 / 3:59 pm

    I felt this exact same way today. I had gotten all dressed up for work and was getting so many compliments yet I felt like I still didn’t look pretty or at least like the other people there.

  12. Claire J
    March 17, 2017 / 4:07 pm

    We pay attention to someone who received attention and loved by many people. And wanna be like them. Because wanna be loved like them. But we don’t know that we are already loved by someone as we are. As you say, this is easier said than done. Our space we are living and people are limited. So we might have narrow idea or a criterion. But if we try to change our thoughts we’ll certainly get better. You gave us good view of the situation. It helps for everyone efforts. Thanks cam 😉

  13. Johana Marin
    March 17, 2017 / 4:09 pm

    This is spot on. I think it’s an American thing to try and assimilate everyone that comes here. It’s sad because you leave America and you find so much diversity in religion and customs and frankly it makes for a much more interesting way of life. To learn about someone and their culture is beautiful but in America I feel as though our culture is nonexistent which is why we struggle so much with being inclusive.

  14. Jenny
    March 17, 2017 / 4:10 pm

    I never look at myself and see something that I like, I have some days where I might think like that for 2 seconds and then when I look in the mirror again I say ” what the hack am I looking at ?!” I look at others and see the unicnes, but I don’t see that in myself, maybe because I was always treated like the ugly duckling ? everywhere I went.
    I’m trying really hard to change that. But it is actually really hard to do!!!
    Thank you for this amazing post ❤

  15. March 17, 2017 / 4:28 pm

    You basically said every factor I talk about inside my own head to myself every day, not even just about body complexes but about behaviour/habitual complexes as well! I don’t dare to put myself down about my weight generally and I don’t like to see myself as ugly, but – I distinctly remember a boy in infant schoool who randomly told me I was ugly, I had NO IDEA what the word ugly even meant so I was like “huh?” And then later i went to my dad and asked him what it meant. I must have been, like, 5 years old. After finding out what the word actually meant i was like “gosh how mean of that boy, why did he have to say that? What to him makes me ugly?” It never changed the way i viewed myself but it certainly made me feel less accepted for being me. At the end of the day, we all want to feel accepted and cared for. We may personally like a part of ourselves, whether its how we look or what we do in our day to day lives or how we think, but that can easily be overruled and countered when other people get involved. We would be okay if we were in a world surrounded by reflections of ourselves telling us we are amazing, but once we step outside our safe haven we are met with countless strangers who don’t resemble us. Thanks to the media and a vice called vanity, certain characteristics in people have been promoted as being the “norm” and the “best” – if we were wise enough, we would not let vanity have power over us and we would ignore the media and just get on with being ourselves. But some of us enjoy being chameleons, becoming different people. Its just a quirk of life. I’ve been trying to get out of this habit of letting opinions on the media corrupt my own natural opinions, of letting judgement hold me back from life. Occasionally while I’m out i will check myself in shop windows and think, “you dont look too bad sideways but you don’t look as cool as everyone else in those clothes… why dont you wear the right clothes? Why are you so simple and boring? Why dont you be modern and current?” I look at stalls in the street, I start seeing lots of things i feel pressured to buy, because they make so much stuff its a waste if i dont buy it, is it not? And i feel so involved with humanity, I even spend more time on the internet than i used to and get bored if i dont use my phone for an hour, I also feel like I’m not getting enough input, that I’m lacking wisdom and higher awareness about my life that i feel hooked to youtube, waiting for anything new to pop up to give me inspiration… but then after wasting several hours on the internet, i feel guilty for not spending my time wisely and then i judge myself and feel depressed and anxious that I’m caught in a loop that I need to get out of. You feel trapped in a swirling vortex or quicksand but you have to stay still for you to not get stuck even more. But even then you feel you wont get out! At these moments i often look back to a more simple time, when i wasnt so caught up in this loop. Where did it all go wrong? I ask myself. But then if i wasn’t in this loop in the first place i wouldnt have a life, i would be missing out on a heck of a lot of enlightenment i gained from the elements in this vortex/quicksand. So maybe it’s best not to compare or judge our situations too harshly. If we happen to look ugly to ourselves and someone else, so what? Maybe they see the good in us where we only see the bad. Appearances can be decieving so even if we look bad on the outside, as long as we are having fun inside that body does it really matter?

  16. Cat Webb
    March 17, 2017 / 4:34 pm

    It’s called being a woman ? We should just embrace it all..we all spend too much time worrying,about what other think or will think about us…I’m guilty of that too…I’m very accepting of things and other ppl …so why can’t be more that way about myself when I am feeling same way you and others do from time to time…gonna try the mirror thing ???

  17. Rachel
    March 17, 2017 / 5:00 pm

    I find it hard to comprehend that you have occasions when you feel self conscious.
    I look at you and think you are one of the most attractive people I’ve ever seen. But, it’s not just your outer appearance that makes you attractive, you have a beautiful soul too.
    Real beauty comes from within, that’s what I try to tell myself but it seems that the majority of people are only interested in what’s on the outside.
    I think I’m a good person, I have a good personality and I’m reasonably intelligent, but I’ve always been overlooked by others just because I’m not physically attractive.
    I know people that are complete assholes but they’re popular just because they’re good looking.
    I’d be lying if I said it hasn’t made me feel bitter and resentful at times.
    I have an anxiety disorder that has had an extremely negative impact on my life, and although there are many contributory factors as to the cause of my anxiety problems, I feel a part of it has been due to my low self esteem and lack of confidence as a result of my appearance.
    But…I’m going to try doing what you mentioned in your blog post about looking in the mirror and picking out what I don’t like, then finding a reason to like it. I think it’ll be hard to find a reason to like my flaws but I’ll try.

    My apologies for the long old rant.

    Lots of Love
    R

  18. Skarleth
    March 17, 2017 / 5:37 pm

    Shit!! This happens to me so often, more at school… I look at that girl and tell myself and just no… But i actually know that I Shit!! This happens to me so often, more at school … I look at that girl and tell myself “I’m going to talk” then I think and I go back because I just don’t … But I actually know that I will never get her or the others People love me until I do, but I’m at the point where I can not Cammie, I’m not comfortable with myself, I want and tried to change that but I don’t feel that anybody supports me..

    I love your mind Cam❤

  19. BLOO
    March 17, 2017 / 6:39 pm

    Thank you so much for your sharing! I love this post and I absolutely agree with you.
    I always worry about my unique thoughts and appearance all the time. I feel down and afraid of everythings in every single day. But I want to change my mind and love my self more recently.
    Everyday I stand in front of the mirror and talk to myself “Today is a good day and everything will be fine.You are great! ” I hope I can do it.

    Cam,Just be true to who you are!
    LOVE YOU❤

  20. Gracey
    March 17, 2017 / 9:06 pm

    For every time you feel down about urself or that you are not good enough, stop and breath & think for awhile, there are good things inside you…use that & re-invent yourself everyday. Be the girl who walks barefoot & listen to the blues. Therefore, do not be afraid to start over and make a change. A change where you can be proud of and a change where you can say to yourself “Hey, you are way far beautiful and I believe in you”..Honestly cammie, you had a way of making broken beautiful…that’s you & will always be you..❤

    With Love from Philippines & Maldives…

  21. Shida Latif
    March 17, 2017 / 10:11 pm

    Your words so meaningful cammie

  22. Kishan
    March 18, 2017 / 3:00 am

    Hello dear how are you

  23. Daniela
    March 18, 2017 / 3:12 am

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Cammie! I really love the idea of standing in front of a mirror and trying to think about something posiitive, even if it’s difficult. I fell often uncomfortable, if I look in the mirror, cause a lot of things I see are not perfect. Or maybe it’s not ‘perfet’, but what the society tells us is ‘perfect and trendy’. What scares me is not fitting in, cause of being different. But maye we should try to see things in another way: if we wouldn’t create a picture from a perfect person, we would realize that we all are perfect, in our different ways. We all have something we can be proud of and we all have things we don’t like about ourselves. But if we can’t change the facts, it’s maybe time to accept ourselves and see that we are great. As you said, it’s easier to write that down, than to actually feel it. But it’s worth trying.
    I hope you’ll find a way to see, that you are beautiful the way you are!

  24. Joo
    March 18, 2017 / 4:05 am

    Cam, my English is not good, but I try to read all of your blog. I’m so glad you started this blog, share your story and how you feel, take us closer to you.
    Let us grow together, let’s make it better.
    We love you?

  25. Jasmine
    March 18, 2017 / 4:58 am

    I feel like this topic needs to be discussed more, thank you for this ♥︎

    Mini rant coming up, if you want to stop reading this now will be the time:
    I worry about my appearance every single day. I’m honestly quite a nice person on the inside, but I’m quite often overlooked because I’m not one of those pretty people.
    My best friend, however is and she’s one of the ‘popular’ people. I’ve actually had people ask how I’m friends with her, because usually the pretty people are only friends with other gorgeous people at my school. I have freckles which I dislike and recently my friend has been drawing fake freckles on because she thinks it looks cute, and people don’t realise mine are natural and have told me I should stop trying so hard to look like her. I’ve never tried to look like her, but people assume that because of the freckles I’m trying to be like her. I’m constantly comparing myself to people like her and I know I shouldn’t, and it’s always putting me down because I just don’t look like them. I tried looking in the mirror and telling myself I’m gorgeous, but it never works.
    I didn’t really know that really gorgeous people like you had days like this. Just wanted to remind you that in case you are having one of those days, you are so gorgeous both on the inside and outside. Love you ♥️♥️

  26. Maddy
    March 19, 2017 / 6:55 am

    I get this way all the time and I really wish I didn’t. I used to be super confident but ok seventh grade everything went wrong and here I am 3 years after that and I’m still pretty broken. I almost never feel confident. I don’t even hang out with people much because I get anxious about my body or my face and then I just want to leave wherever I am. I would do the mirror thing youre doing, but when I look in the mirror I just feel like complete shit about myself. I hope you feel better Cammie cause I know how much that feeling sucks. Love you❤️

  27. Victoria
    March 23, 2017 / 10:34 am

    I really enjoy reading your blogs. I am so happy you started this ❤ About this topic, I 100% agree that everyone just wants to be what they think is “beautiful” instead of embracing our own beauty we were given!

  28. Sam Madden
    March 23, 2017 / 3:22 pm

    Wow this actually just made my heart super happy. I always try my best to be unique and be myself, but like you mentioned sometimes you just don’t have that great of a feeling about yourself. It’s nice to read something so real and relatable coming from someone who I see as “perfect”. Thanks for allowing yourself to be vulnerable on your blog and share your advice. Excited to see more to come on this blog!

  29. March 29, 2017 / 8:40 pm

    Hi Cammie! Finally checking out your blog. Great work, girl! I did want to leave a comment and tell you, you’re not alone! I feel this way sometimes, too! One thing I have tried to get myself out of this “rut” is focus on my routines that make me feel good about myself, even more so on an off day. Usually, I will push myself to hit the gym or do some yoga/meditation. It’s kind of like when you feel sad or down about yourself, that just means you need to give yourself some extra love and care internally. Do something that will make you feel good even just for 5 or 10 mins. You’ll notice a HUGE difference. At least it works for me to do that 🙂

    Thanks for being such an awesome human being!

    Cheers,

    CB

  30. Paige
    April 16, 2017 / 9:32 am

    ?? fave post so far purely because it’s so relatable! Also I think it’s easy for people to assume you don’t have these feelings purely because you’re online but it’s such a well written piece & makes me think so much ? Love you bean x

  31. Taylor
    April 16, 2017 / 9:37 am

    This is forever my favorite post. I love when people write about topics that aren’t often tackled because they’re possibly scared to tread into this territory. It’s an absolutely amazing and true post, and you definitely have shed some positive light and energy towards this topic! People often forget everyone has feelings and emotions and deal with things differently and may even struggle to constantly find themselves daily. ?

  32. Vera
    April 16, 2017 / 9:41 am

    You are amazing Cammie ? This is my fave blog yet 🙂

  33. paula
    April 16, 2017 / 9:53 am

    I fell like that every single day. Sometimes I wish I could accept the way I am.
    also this is my favorite post.

  34. Larissa
    April 16, 2017 / 9:56 am

    I absolutely love this post, Cammie! I’ve never related to anything more. I get these kinds of self conscious feelings pretty much daily, and I’ve yet to find any successful way to combat them. Like you said, it’s a lot easier said than done trying to remind ourselves that we’re unique and beautiful just the way we are. I struggle greatly with this. But honestly, reading this post and knowing someone as incredibly beautiful and amazing as you gets these same insecure feelings that I feel all the time makes me feel less alone. It almost gives me a sense of hope as well because I know that if you can work at combating these feelings, then I can too. I hope you’re having a wonderful day babe. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings with us! You’re truly an inspiration

  35. Natalie
    April 16, 2017 / 10:09 am

    I thought the sentiment behind this post was beautiful and so needed. This being the first post I have read on your blog, I am excited by what more you have to say.

  36. April 16, 2017 / 10:27 am

    This is my favorite blogpost you wrote so far. I 100% agree on this.
    You are so good at writing down your feelings/opinions, i wish i was able to do that.

  37. Anna
    April 16, 2017 / 10:31 am

    I really really loved this sentiment and really connected to it. There are days when I just feel like not my best self, whether it comes from the clothes I wear or just the general mindset I’m in. I love the idea you set forth in this post, picking something that i generally don’t love about myself and finding a way to love it. Thank you for putting this into words!!

  38. Megan Kirby
    April 16, 2017 / 11:09 am

    This is definitely my favourite post. I love the way you write & it inspires me to keep being myself & helps me feel more confident but also has made me notice the small s details in people & how everyone is so unique & beautiful in their own way

  39. Vanessa
    April 16, 2017 / 11:16 am

    Love this post so much!!

  40. JCheryl tweedy
    April 16, 2017 / 11:46 am

    I love this post so much, I can’t think of myself as beautiful I never could and it only gets worse in time, but I’m optimistic about the fact that one day I will be able to look at myself and see something I like ❤
    Thank you Camden, for being so amazing and beautiful and for telling us all that even when things are not so good they will get better ❤
    Thank you

  41. Hannah Baron
    April 16, 2017 / 12:10 pm

    This has to be my favorite one of your posts. So we’ll spoken and inspiring. I love you lots ❤?

  42. Emma
    April 16, 2017 / 12:12 pm

    I love this message! I know I have those days where I feel down and don’t want to go out either…it’s so good to hear other people finally talk about it too! But I know the days I feel my most confident are the days I feel most like myself, not the days I’m trying to fit in or blend with the crowd so I like to go with my intuition!

  43. Olivia
    April 16, 2017 / 1:39 pm

    This is my favorite post! I struggle a lot with how I look and who I am as an individual. I work at Whole Foods in a very rich and conservative area. I have a lot of piercings and a few tattoos and I get really nasty comments from customers. I’ve been told “oh with your glasses, you could almost pass as a normal person” or “honey do you have people in your life that love you” or “why did you destroy the face God gave you”. On top of that, I am a larger girl and have been my entire life. I didn’t have many friends and was bullied a lot as a kid for being fat or crying all the time because I would get panic attacks I find myself drooling over intagram feeds and picking out things about each person I wish I could have. “Her butt” “her eyes” “her nose” “her stomach” and the list goes on. I have recently started to be more active. I got a gym membership and have been going as much as I can. To me, I want to be strong, I no longer care about the number on the scale and I love to watch my body become stronger. As for my piercings and tattoos, they are my favorite part of me. They make me feel like Me. I enjoy body modifications and I do them for myself and nobody else. Anyway, long ramble, but I love this post because it’s an amazing reminder to love myself and consider myself lucky for everything I am.
    All my love,
    Via

  44. sophie m
    April 16, 2017 / 3:25 pm

    this is for the giveaway but this is my favourite blog post of yours. it really inspired me and gave me a lot of confidence, also the knowledge that just being me is perfect. it just made me so happy. also for the other parts of the giveaway my twitter is @mynameslilbev and my instagram is @sophiemajorxox 🙂 thanks cammie x

  45. Alexis
    April 16, 2017 / 4:37 pm

    This is definitely my favorite blog post thus far. Thank you for opening up and creating new ways for people to relate and share experiences. It’s a good reminder that we are all more alike than we are different, even if it doesn’t seem that way. Happy Easter!?

  46. Molly
    April 16, 2017 / 5:10 pm

    When I was younger I had cosmetic surgery to pin back my ears because I was teased at school. I struggled for a while, trying to hide them, never wearing my hair down. Being constantly aware that my ears showed through my very fine hair. So I had an operation, which turned into three after complications, and I saw it as correcting a mistake.
    But they weren’t, they were just what I was born with. I wish I’d allowed myself to love that part of myself, to cherish it as being uniquely me. I think it’s important to spread this sentiment to everyone, because it truly is important. And hey, maybe one day big ears will be the latest fashion trend. Keep doing what you’re doing, you have this platform and you’re taking it and using it as an amazing opportunity to really make a positive impact on people’s lives.

  47. Sophia Valdez
    April 16, 2017 / 5:24 pm

    This is for the contest. My favorite blog by far. Its crazy that someone as perfect as you can feel self conscience as well. Its a daily struggle for me. You are so so inspiring and I took a lot from this post. Just got to keep the positivity flowing and pray the negativity we see in ourselves away.

  48. Dana London
    April 16, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    This is so empowering and is a great message to send to young people who may struggle with their appearance. I know that I’m not struggling with my weight or ‘ugly’ because no one is ‘ugly’. Thank you for shedding a light on this subject because no one else does 🙂

  49. Alana
    April 16, 2017 / 5:33 pm

    This is by far my favourite blog post. I was really struggling at the time with this sort of thing when you relseased it and you and Kara both were able to help me out of it

  50. Olivia
    April 16, 2017 / 5:48 pm

    This is my favorite blog post!
    I relate to this so much. Some days I just try to find everything “wrong” with me and it brings me to tears. I’ve always sort of been self conscious, however it’s gotten much less over the years.
    When I found you, I was overwhelmed by how beautiful you are. My admiration only grew when I discovered how pure and genuine you are on top of that. I look up to you in so many ways and you never disappoint me.
    I’ve always found everyone that I come across so breathtakingly beautiful; which is kind of hard to believe since I wouldn’t even find myself beautiful. In my opinion, the only thing that can make you ugly is how you act and treat others. This concept still sort of confuses me because people who appear to be beautiful can treat people in an ugly manner.
    Half of this probably makes no sense at all, but I figured it’s worth a shot! I love you a lot, Cam!

    • Olivia
      April 16, 2017 / 5:51 pm

      I forgot the cute emoji ?

  51. Sophie Price
    April 16, 2017 / 6:56 pm

    Cammie,

    This is my favourite blog so far. I relate 100%. Honestly I have days where I really do appreciate myself and actually think I look hella cute, but like you said… there’s days when you literally feel so down and do not want to leave the house. But then I think to myself, why? You appreciated yourself yesterday so appreicate yourself today. I think it’s a work in progress, but everyday we should look at ourselves in the mirror and give ourselves one good comment a day. Once you hear something enough, you begin to believe it. So the more we tell ourselves and eachother that we’re beautiful, we’ll believe it in time. You’re a true beauty Cam. I appreicate you and everything you do. Love you?

  52. Michele Mathieu
    April 17, 2017 / 3:45 am

    This definitely is my favourite blog post. I love it. It’s just so relatable and I feel like this could help so many people, especially young people who are still on their way of finding themselves. I struggled with my appearance for such a long time especially in childhood and puberty. I am extremely thin and never wanted to be that skinny, I have dark purple bags under my eyes, really strong hair loss, and so on and so on. I always had the mindset of my looks defining me, but as time flew by especially in the past two years I learned what it meant to love myself. What happended? My social environment changed due to changing school, I started to watch a lot more youtubers (one if them being you) that kept preaching about self love and sharing love, started a Tumblr blog (and realized I was gay), and some other things that came in addition to this that helped me becoming the most happy, self confident and loving person I’ve ever been. These things really help and so this blog post is just awesome because I know, that someone out there reading this, who is going through the same …development (?)… will feel so encouraged and that really makes me love this post. Knowing that someone will love the way they look and be as happy as I am today with being myself. And just a side note if someone is actually reading this; loving yourself just comes along with so many ohter things like self esteem or happiness and I know its a long process to get there, but be patient you have a whole life to live. So thank you Cammie for writing this, and always talking about sharing and accepting love, just know that someone out there is becoming a better version of themselves because of that. xoxo ?

  53. Jordan
    April 17, 2017 / 4:16 am

    There was a time a time where I was soooo self concious about my beauty mark where Marilyn Monroe has hers nobody else I know has that mark but as I grew up I found out that people actually draw it on with eyeliner and that made me realize I love my mark and i wouldn’t be me without it! ❤️

  54. Katt
    April 17, 2017 / 8:24 am

    This is definitely one of my favourite posts on your blog. You have been a great inspiration to me in making sure to be as positive and open minded as I can be. Especially being in uni and having to cope with so much stress, you’re positivity and posts have been hugely motivational for me ? Caring about what others think constantly and being harsh on myself was just another area of stress that I didn’t need to deal with. Now I feel more confident and happy and I can now focus on the important things that really matter to me.
    So thank you x

  55. Melissa
    April 17, 2017 / 10:00 am

    Love this, I feel everyone is PERFECTLY imperfect in their own way. From genetics to style, Each ones of us is living life how they see fit. the decision you make each morning by just simply waking up, is perfect for you. the makeup we choose to put on or the shirt we decide to wear it is all an expression of how we feel. I wish we didn’t live in a society were insecurity was not an issue… But I believe if we start living our truth and embrace all the things that make up oneself, then we wouldn’t go about our days thinking the worst about ourselves.

  56. April 17, 2017 / 10:14 am

    loving myself has definitely been my main goal for the last three years after leaving a five year relationship where my sole focus was loving someone else. why is it so hard to love and accept ourselves? we deserve to love ourselves the way we wish someone else would. we deserve to give our selves the compassion we give to others, we deserve forgiveness for not being kind to ourselves. it’s all this social media and posting only the BEST of ourselves that makes other people (and us) feel like we’re not enough or we aren’t doing enough while we scroll through it every day, but I’ve been trying to realize that it’s all a show and that’s fine as long as we remember that we ARE indeed enough and we need to stop comparing ourselves to others because it is so toxic in the process of accepting ourselves. I’m just glad that as a society we’re slowly getting there with movements like body positivity and embracing mental illness recovery. thank you for showing us your human side Cam. #infullbloom ?

  57. C
    April 17, 2017 / 10:57 am

    Love this post! The bag sounds amazing! Love you and this blog.

  58. Dannaly
    April 17, 2017 / 12:18 pm

    I feel this so intensely mostly when I’m with my friends. I will think I look really great and then ten minutes being with them I start to dislike how I look. I have always been shorter and curvier then them and it’s continually made me feel self conscious and excluded . I am not working really delgently to love myself in a way that no one could change that . This was a beautiful post thank you and have a blessed day cammie.

  59. Haley
    April 17, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    I have curly hair and I spent years straightening it. It wasn’t until a couple of years ago that I started to wear it natural and learned to love it. And now I find myself wanting it to be more curly because it’s such a trend that’s being celebrated… when will the madness end! I feel like we are always trying to be different but with social media and everything else it’s so easy to start wanting what you look at every day. The thing that really scares me is all the plastic surgery and photoshop that sends such a deceiving message. Like tattooing freckles?!? It’s definitely a journey to loving yourself the way you are and appreciating someone else’s beauty without questioning your own.
    Loving your blog pretty lady!

  60. agathesolveig
    April 18, 2017 / 1:54 am

    SAY IT LOUDER FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK PLS!
    This post is powerful. I get this feeling so often, that I’m not good enough compared to others, that I’m not thin/pretty enough, not smart enough… But at the end of the day I am me, I’ll be me for the rest of my life so why can’t I love myself? I think society is so f***ed up in that manner, we’ve been told to fit in, to be more this or less that, to look more like models on a catwalk that real humans. This is so sad, we have one life and we are wasting it just so we could fit in better (or at least try) and look like someone else that is judged ‘better looking’ just because they are seen as beautiful. But no one as the same definition for beautiful, what you hate about yourself is maybe something someone will think is the cutest about you or what makes you special.
    No two people are the same and this is GREAT. We should celebrate our differences rather than trying to fight so we all lookalike. You are beautiful juste the way you are and it’s not because you don’t see it that way for now, that no one will ever think that. You are a gorgeous human being, inside and out. Celebrate yourself !
    Lots of love, xxx

  61. Katherine
    April 18, 2017 / 11:46 am

    Love this! Most of my insecurity is about my personality, because I’m not that good at socializing. I’m always afraid I come off wrong during first impressions, and no matter how much I try to just be myself I feel like I either said too much or came on too strong or that I seemed disinterested and boring. Currently trying to find more confidence in this area. I am a also insecure about how I express myself through my outward appearance. I don’t usually bother with makeup because I feel like I’m trying too hard if I do my makeup or wear a cute outfit, but if I don’t, I feel like I look like I don’t care or I’m lazy. I don’t want to misrepresent myself, and that holds me back. You’ve helped me so much with that though. Thank you for sharing this stuff with us ??

  62. Martha Raymer
    April 20, 2017 / 9:17 am

    Definitely my favourite post right here ?. I love the diversity of people, looking around and seeing that our differences aren’t negative but actually make us stronger both as individuals and as a worldwide community! People are wonderful and I feel like, as a person, I’m at liberty to proclaim my wonderfulness even when it’s really damn hard ?.
    You really are as wonderful as they come Cammie! ?

  63. Barbi Rougier
    April 21, 2017 / 11:39 am

    Omg I love this post ? you are so so right, I’m going to try it and everyone should too

  64. April 26, 2017 / 9:37 am

    Hola, eres genial todo tu contenido es genial, tus vídeos están inspirando a demasiada gente por todo el mundo, incluyéndome, gracias por todo y espero tu éxito siga creciendo, te amo y saludos desde México.

  65. May 24, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    As a hairstylist for over 40 years,the thing I love best about my job is to show my clients why they are so beautiful, its,always something uniquely them.I can turn a dreaded colick into a special style that Noone else has and help them.love it. Sometimes it’s hard,everyone one wants what they don’t have. Curly or straight hair.it’s fun to change but really looking like an indivisual can be scary and everyone wants to fit in. The first thing is to start in a comfort zone where you gain self confidence, then you can really bloom into you.

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