Nine years ago, Lauren Young would put herself under pressure to fit into the standards of the society. Today, she's prouder than ever to celebrate herself no matter what she looks.
On May 5, the actress opened up about her almost decade-long journey of loving herself on Instagram, sharing a series of photos from years ago to present. She recalled, "9 years ago, I would look in the mirror and be so unsatisfied and unkind to my own self."
"Today, all I see is someone who survived, who powered through bad eating habits, self-loathing, and beating up my body everyday to fit into the standards that I thought I had to meet," she continued.
Lauren then shared an important reminder to everyone who is going through the same struggle she once had with herself.
"Here's a reminder to be kinder to yourself and to look in the mirror and see someone who is strong, powerful, and beautiful."
The actress further reminds them: "We are all different — different faces and different bodies yet we come together with kindness and love. So don’t forget to show yourself some love and kindness today and to those around you, because no matter how perfect someone's life seems, you don’t actually know who needs it," she ended.
Lauren has always been open about her body positivity journey. In 2021, she also talked about her body insecurities years ago, to the point that she hated herself, and how she has come a long way in terms of accepting them.
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