WATCH: 12 Year Old Girl Perfectly Slays the Impossible Standard Put on Today’s Girls & Women

“You can’t even recognize yourself, and your face tingles with an unbelievable itch you can’t satisfy, otherwise you will have ruined the hours of meticulous painting you applied to your hideous face.”

She continues her slam, referencing the must-have “elegant curls” and painful Converse you have to squeeze your feet into, because “you cannot be the odd one out.”

“As you gaze into the bathroom mirror, you see a stranger that somehow stole your reflection and replaced it with a completely different girl…why am I not good enough?”

Olivia emotionally divulges the peer pressures of hanging out with the “popular” crowd—knowing full-well that it isn’t leading to life-giving relationships, or the kind of friendships that will help you find yourself.

“You are in the stocks as people throw judging tomatoes and hating-heads of lettuce at your insecure little head. You cannot stand up for yourself because you are alone, trapped and defenseless.”

My heart breaks hearing her words—seeing this beautiful 12 year old girl on the screen in front of me, thinking how much she doesn’t even realize how wonderful she is. Like the millions of other people who have listened to Olivia’s words, my heart breaks for her, but my heart also breaks because her words are my own. The Bible says we are perfectly and wonderfully made. But so many of us live our lives believing that we are not “good enough.”

Bri Lamm
Bri Lamm
Bri Lamm is the Editor of An outgoing introvert with a heart that beats for adventure, she lives to serve the Lord, experience the world, and eat macaroni and cheese all while capturing life’s greatest moments on one of her favorite cameras. Follow her on Facebook.

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