Hello. My name is Jordan, and I'm 15 years old. Even though I ate a lot of food when I was younger, I was still really skinny growing up. Even now, I am very skinny for my age. I weigh 96 pounds and I am in 10th grade. When I go to the doctors, they always tell me I'm in the 10th percentage of my age for weight. Usually, when you hear about self-acceptance you hear about girls who want to lose weight, but I'm different. I wanted to gain weight. I would eat a lot of food, and not even because I wanted to gain weight, but because I have always just loved food. Relatable much? I know. I'm one of those people who have an incredibly fast metabolism, and the fact that I do sports makes the impact a lot stronger. No matter how much I ate I never gained weight. If anything, I lost weight!

I remember one time I was out with one of my friends and my brother, and we were eating at a restaurant. It was like a family friendly dinner, and I ordered mozzarella sticks. I'm not gonna lie, I am a picky person. So when my "mozzarella sticks" came, they weren't actually mozzarella sticks. They tasted completely different! I didn't want to waste the food and money, so I gave it to my mom, and ordered something else. Then, my friend's dad said the following. "No boy will ever like you if you don't eat! You are so skinny! What boy will like you?" I laughed it off as a joke, but it really hit me hard. Who even has the right to say that to a girl?! It affected me, I'm not going to lie. My mom got very angry about it and told me to be me, and what he said was total bullshit. And it is. Boys will be assholes, but not all of them are like that! Women tend to believe this lie that if they aren't skinny and curvy, no boy will like them. Lies! And if that is true, then I don't know what boys you're around! It is very, very, very, rare, to have a girl who is very skinny, but at the same time has a huge ass and huge boobs. It's just not realistic! Stop thinking like that! Be your own type of beautiful.

One trend I see today as a teen is crop tops. I have no problem with crop tops. If you want to wear them because you're confident with your body, go for it! But they just aren't for me. And I want to stress on something so very much because I feel that it is so important. I've always been someone who never follows trends, that one person who sticks away from the crowd. Yep, that's me. Then, high school started and I realized that wearing leggings every day with a sequenced top wasn't going to cut it. So, I wanted to change up my look. In middle school, we wore a uniform, so I didn't really have a style! So, I turned to society to see what trends were in. What did I see? Crop tops and cute jeans, stuff like that. Looking at the models online, I thought, "Oh, that's cute!" But when I actually wore that crop top, I felt exposed. I felt embarrassed. I felt ashamed. I didn't want the attention. Some people do, and if that's the type of person you are, then go for it! But that's just not me. So, whenever I would go out to school wearing a shirt that went a little bit above my waist (A crop top I guess) I would usually cover it up with a sweater or hoodie. I felt confused with myself. I wanted to fit in and wear crop tops, and I wanted to wear cute outfits, but at the same time, that just wasn't me. I didn't feel comfortable. Why is this important? BECAUSE IN TODAY'S SOCIETY, YOU CAN ONLY LOOK CUTE IF YOU WEAR CROP TOPS OR ANYTHING THAT EXPOSES YOU IN ANY SORT OF WAY. I find this so stupid! People actually think like this! IF YOU DON'T FEEL COMFORTABLE WEARING SOMETHING, DON'T WEAR IT! You do not have to wear clothes you don't want to in able to fit it. Feel comfortable. Do what you want. Don't force yourself, or let someone else force you into wearing something you don't want to! Be comfortable.

In today's society, if you're skinny, you're too skinny and have an eating disorder. At the same time, if you are bigger, you are considered too "fat." If you have curves, you are a slut and a toy. If you don't have curves, you're ugly. Why are people like this? Why can't women these days do whatever they want without being judged? Yes, I have felt insecure about my small boobs. Yes, I have felt insecure about my small butt. But do I wish I had bigger boobs? No! I am happy with who I am! And if a boy doesn't want to date me because I don't have an ass, or I don't have boobs, then be it! Their loss! Today us women should stand together and be proud of our curves. Be proud of our skinny bodies. Be proud of our bodies in general. If people don't want you because you don't have what they want, don't waste your time trying to change!

To finish this very long article off, I want to say this: Be you. You are beautiful inside and out and don't let anyone say shit to you. Don't change for others. Don't change at all, because you don't need to. You're perfect just the way you are.