Being A Girl
Being a girl can be very tough. Like, really tough. And many girls get anxious and worry too much because of these things. I’ve recently read a book called ‘Girl Online’ by Zoe Sugg (it’s really a great book – you should read it) and it’s about a blogger girl (blogging under the name Girl Online) who seems to have so many problems in her life. And she made a blog post all about the things that teenage girls usually get anxious about. There’s a list of 10 things and I’m going to list them out for you guys! They are:
- Everybody seems to expect you too look great/perfect all the time.
- This is probably going to make you very anxious and will definitely coincide with your hormones going crazy.
- Which leads to you getting annoying spots all over your face and making number 1 totally impossible.
- This also coincides with the first time you’ve had the freedom to buy chocolate whenever you like (and now number 3 is also completely impossible)
- Suddenly everyone cares about your clothes and what you wear.
- And what you’re wearing has to look perfect too.
- And then you’re supposed to learn/know how to pose like a supermodel all the time.
- So then you can take a selfie in your ‘Outfit of the Day” (which, surprise surprise, also has to look perfect)
- You should then (according to the rules of Girl-dom) post this on social media for all your friends to see/judge.
- And you’re also supposed to be wildly attractive to every human being around you (especially BOYS) while dealing with all of the above!
Puh-lease. No wonder so many girls around the world have anxiety issues nowadays! And I’m pretty sure that every teenage girl out there (or pre-teen) feels that having to achieve all of the above to be a ‘girl’ is absolutely stupid!
And I hope (along with Girl Online – from the book I was talking about) that one day, when all girls across the world realize that we feel the same, we can all STOP. Just STOP pretending to be someone/something that we are not.
That we be awesome.
An original article written by a girl for Miss O and Friends.