by Izzy Cohn
I have gone to parties, dances, and hung out with friends, and somehow, no matter where I am or who I’m with, there is always a girl saying to another girl, “How are you so small? How are you so perfect? I wish I looked like you. God, you have a perfect body. Do you even eat? Your boobs! Dude, look at her butt!!” And so many other comments, most of which are probably coming from a place of not feeling happy with the way they see themselves, and not feeling comfortable or confident with the way they feel about themselves.
No matter where you are from or who you are, people always seem to see the grass as greener on the other side. You always think that one person has it so amazing and that one popular girl has everything down and has no problems with herself. But you're wrong. And that is why I created this film. Random girls asked me to be in my film, people from the east coast, different parts of Colorado... I also asked some of the girls in Boulder who are “well known” or known as “popular” to be in my film to make a point: even the girls who everyone “loves and knows” have things that they are dealing with as far as self-image.
It is not hard to think that you are not worth it or that someone is better than you. But you deserve to feel good. You deserve to just be, and not compare yourself every five seconds. So to all the young girls out there looking up to the top models and the most popular girls, know that you are not alone and that those “perfect people” are feeling more similar to you than you could imagine.
Photograph by Azilee Ball.