We’ve all had that friend that’s says “You should stand up for yourself”, or maybe you’re that friend. Either way, what does it actually mean? Does it mean fighting back and acting tough? Does it mean you should always share your truth?
As we grow wiser, the way we stand up for ourselves starts flourishing from our own values. Those values may change over time. But whatever they are, they’re all valid because they come from your own value systems.
Destinee Stewart – Shapermint Gal- shares her thoughts about standing up for yourself, being yourself and feeling comfortable in your own skin.
My name is Destinee Stewart, I’m an actress and a writer.
I just think of strong, badass women who are taking what’s theirs which has always been theirs, like standing up for themselves, and other people standing up for them. And appreciating and respecting women the way we should’ve always been.
I think the world today is changing and so many people are coming out in different forms. And I just think we now have to change our mindset from woman vs. man, skinny vs. overweight – or whatever that means. To now, who is it that you want to be, what you want to be looked as.
And that definition is changing every day and it’s always going to evolve. So, I think just being open minded to other people and feeling comfortable in their skin and allowing them to exist in that, just like I allow myself to exist in my skin.