IBbeautiful Subscription Box Review
My tween years were extremely awkward. (Actually my tween through late teen years were all pretty awkward.) I spent a lot of time wishing I were like other girls and not fully believing in myself. I envied the prettier girls in my town, I envied celebrities, and meanwhile I didn't like myself. I ended up in a relationship in high school that kept me down more than it rose me up and I stayed in it because of my insecurities.
I wish I could say that I was the only young girl to ever experience those feelings, but sadly I can't and I'm not. These days most, if not all, girls have a period of time where they feel extremely insecure about their bodies, personalities, likes/dislikes, etc. There are so many pressures for women to be skinny but not just bones, outgoing but not obnoxious, obedient but individual, hard working but not controlling, curvy but not fat, sporty but not butch, etc. Any young girl who is trying to be all of these things is bound to fail. It just isn't possible.
Throughout my life there have been many movements to support young girls' mental health and confidence. I have seen many commercials now featuring "real women" or women with "no makeup" on. I love these campaigns, but honestly there aren't enough of them to undo all of the damage that has already been done.
That is why I love when there are new things being promoted and offered to young girls. IbBeautiful is a subscription box that is marketed towards a younger demographic. They focus on raising the confidence and empowering young women to be all that they can be! Personally- I would have loved this as a kid.