Dear Self, I Love You

Being a girl certainly has its perks – the cute dresses, the fun hairstyles, lots of makeup, girl talk, oh and of course, the higher life expectancy! However, it’s also important for us to recognise that the society we live in hasn’t always been kind to us – in fact there are many industries that still profit from making us feel bad about ourselves. But that shouldn’t stop us from being the strong, smart, capable, gorgeous and resilient creatures that we are. We must always, always do what we love, get what we want and be ourselves – fearlessly. Self love isn’t selfish, and although that may sound like a cheesy bumper sticker, we believe in it wholeheartedly.

“Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions… Do
your thing, and don’t care if they like it.” – Tina Fey

We spoke to some badass women and asked them one question –

What do you love most about yourself?

And although some of them found it hard to answer and had to give it some thought, we received some heart-warming replies which led to some interesting conversations, so we wanted to share a few with you. We hope you’re able to take something from it, feel empowered and give yourself some love today 🙂

“I care more about what I feel about myself vs what others think about me and my competences. I think it helps me stay in control and move ahead and doesn’t let other people’s opinions pull me down. You can almost say that while building out narratives for brands, I have learnt to write my own narrative as well.”

Arushi Bharadwaj

Digital Narrative Engineer, TikTok

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“I love the fact that I get to bring smiles on people’s
faces! I always try to stay cheerful even in the
worst of situations as

I believe a smile is
the best defence to negativity and
the world needs more of it!

I’ve always
been a good listener! Be it to my friends, a
commoner or at my profession, and when they
revert ’Sukanya, thanks for being there always’
nothing makes me feel better than that! I also love
my never ending zeal to learn and do something
new everyday – it keeps my spirit high :)”

Sukanya Ray

Learning and development specialist at BYJU’s |
Professional dancer | Fitness enthusiast
Seen here wearing our White Button-down Shirt &
Sophie Satin Pants

“Be happy with the beautiful things that make you, YOU.”
– Beyoncé

 

“The one thing I love most about myself is my ability to stay curious and passionate about
learning new things.”
Trang Nguyen
Facilitator and coach, Civil Society Academy | Passionate cook 🙂

“I really like the fact that I always try to see the point of view of others and understand where
they’re coming from. I feel that, over time, this has helped me become more patient and
empathetic and I’ve been able to help people and be a better friend and person. ”
Naina Prakash
Graphic Designer

“What I love about myself the most is my spirit of just
never giving up. Always telling myself I can do this, it
will happen and actually using all my energy to
achieve what I want to. In no situation ever am I easy
bogged down or give up.

“I am always ready
to get back up no matter what.”

Jessica Singh
Founder and director, Stanley Communications
Seen here wearing our Peacock Cinched Shirt Jacket

These answers are truly inspiring, and we hope they help you reflect and focus on yourself more.
After all, in the famous words of RuPaul

“If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love
somebody else?”

Can I get an amen?!