The body image advice I wish I could give my 20-year-old self.

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“You’re too tall.” “Your boobs are way too small.” “How huge are your hips!?” “Have you put on weight?”

Sadly they’re all phrases too many of us have uttered to ourselves throughout our lives. The beauty of getting older? We’re able to look back at our 20-year-old self and see her for the beautiful, intelligent woman she is.

What golden piece of body image advice you would tell your 20-year-old self to help her see her potential?

We asked The Glow office exactly that. And the results are moving, uplifting and hilarious all at once. (Post continues after gallery.)

Unfortunately, we can’t go back in time and tell our younger selves the wisdom that comes with getting older (well, until someone makes time travel possible, obviously).

But that doesn’t mean it’s pointless advice. It might be too late to be helpful to you, but it’s damn valuable for someone else who may still be going through the same thing. Pass this on to someone you think might need it.

Check out some of The Glow team’s favourite body image quotes from celebs we love.


What is your body image advice for your twenty year-old self?