Earlier this week I shared an image and quote on Facebook about not letting others’ (nonconstructive) negative comments hurt you.
It obviously struck a nerve, generating many hundreds of likes, shares and comments.
So when I saw this video, I couldn’t wait to share it too.
Because this girl embodies the attitude of that post – she will not allow others to make her feel inferior.
She’s not perfect (who is?).
She’s obviously working on her weight (she mentions she’s recently lost 60 pounds by eating better, and there’s an exercise bike in the corner).
But meanwhile, she’s not playing victim to the people who call her names and want her to feel bad about herself. (Please note they are the ones to whom she’s speaking, not us.)
To paraphrase Eleanor Roosevelt, she’s not giving her consent to people who want her to feel inferior.
‘Why does it hurt you that I don’t hate myself?’
When people say negative things, I look for something constructive I can learn.
When people are mean, I realize their comments are about them, not about me.
I love this girl.
What do you think?
18 thoughts on “You’re Not Gonna Tell Me Who I Am”
Wow – she is just amazing! We can all learn from her attitude.
I am 39 and a half with 6 kids 2 grandkids and one more grandchild on the way.I just watched your video and cried.I wish I had that moment years ago and I will be showing the high school my kids go to this as everyone needs to have a little of you in their life.You have motivated me to be proud of me and my stretch marks and big butt and H-cup boobs.I am overweight but still keep my familky and business going and I am going to allow myself to sing my own praises and accept compliments.Thanx for your words they have really affected me and my new motto is “If you don’t support me and enrich my life….to the curb baby”.Your mother and family should be proud of your confidence.
Agreed! Her family should be very proud that she has that confidence. 🙂
the world needs more of this healthy attitude… love it!
Totally Kim – it’s good for us all. 🙂
Well done Veda. I hope everyone was listening and continues to listen.
Me too Megan – I hope her detractors heard that!
thanks for sharing…the most beautiful people can make themselves ugly by there ugly ways and not even realize it…cause all they see is there refection in the mirror…But this girl and many others are Beautiful and with there personality…. It takes Beauty to a higher level!
She sure is appealing. 🙂
I…. love this girl.
Yes yes yes. 🙂
We ARE all perfect just the WAY we are in the MOMENT. Love your vLog post.
So true Sarah, but sometimes hard to believe. Veda 22 sets a good example!
YOU ARE AWESOME! Not really sure how else to put it…..
I think you put it perfectly Kim! She sure is.
LOve this! thank you for sharing!
She’s an inspiration, isn’t she Priscilla!
Yes!! I hope every young girl and every size woman see’s this♥ it should be shared until it makes it around the world.!♥