Learn to Love

Women's Health (South Africa) - - SEX + LOVE -

Across each of the coun­tries sur­veyed, the per­cent­age of women who said they were now more con­fi­dent has risen sig­nif­i­cantly. Ex­am­in­ing some of the rea­son­ing for this in­creased level of con­fi­dence, the ma­jor­ity of South Africans said it was at­trib­uted to age: “I’m older now and my self-im­age has im­proved with age”, fol­lowed closely by: “My body has changed and I think I look bet­ter now”. Twenty-eight-year-old Lele Dlamini has learnt to love her­self over time. Com­par­ing her­self now to a high-school por­trait, Lele says: “I was thin­ner than I am now, how­ever I no­ticed that my arms were wrapped around my school uni­form. I looked good – but felt un­com­fort­able. I couldn’t go through ev­ery mo­ment of my life feel­ing this way. My body is beau­ti­ful now, as it is. It has 28 years of bumps and lumps,” she says.

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