Katie West on self-confidence.

Katie West, blogger, photographer, teacher, model, and all-around renaissance woman, was sent the following question on her blog:

what advice would you give someone who is self concious about their body? how do you overcome insecurites? you just exude confidence & always inspire me :)

She posted a long response, which is worth a read, especially for those feeling a little down on themselves. It's broken down into 6 specific sections:

1. Have a mother who tells you how beautiful you are every single hour of every single day. 2. When someone tells you you’re beautiful say thank you. 3. Stop comparing yourself to other women. 4. Give no fucks. 5. Don’t neglect the other parts of you. 6. Masturbate.

Go read the whole thing here.