Each month, Dialosophy will feature a “Insecure Girl of the Month”, also known as #IGM. This month, we shine a bright light on: Miss Hannah Hart.
Name: Hannah Hart
Hometown: Rock Hill, SC
Favorite Quote: “Wisdom means to choose now what will make sense later. I am learning everyday to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be, to inspire me and not terrify me.” – Tracee Ellis Ross
What does insecurity mean to you? What are you insecure about? How can you learn to embrace your insecurities?
To me, insecurity means having a lack of appreciation for one’s unique and true self. I believe this stems from images or ideals of beauty and perfection fed to us from a young age, when in reality beauty is who you are and what you define it to be. Most of by insecurities fall under the category of body image and sometimes my intellect. As a woman, I always find myself trying to fit a certain mold or standard instead of excepting where I am currently and then trying to progressively move forward. I think learning to embrace your insecurities starts with really taking the time to identify what you are insecure about and why you are insecure about. Write it down. Look at it for a good minute. Then tear it up. Let the negative thoughts disappear as you shred the paper and find every way to highlight those insecure aspects in every way.
What does love mean to you? How do you show this emotion and other actions to yourself?
Love to me means accepting anything or anyone as they currently are. I think love also means showing appreciation, patience and sacrifice. I try to show this to others and myself through tokens of appreciation. I love to do little things to spoil myself or remind the ones close to me that I’m thinking about them and I appreciate them being in my life.
What type of person are you? What do you love the most about yourself?
I am a genuine, down to earth, traditionalist with a modern twist. The one thing I love about myself is the multiple layers and dimensions there are to me. Those that know me know that not only is my personality three dimensional, but my style also has many dimensions. I love the fact that I’m not afraid to try new things with my style or my hair because it gives me a chance to explore another part of me that I have yet to uncover.
Where do you see yourself in one year?
In one year, I see myself continuing to grow and love myself. Besides starting a full-time job, paying back student loans and “adulting”, I just want to continue to explore life. I want to explore different regions, cultures, health and nutrition styles; I’m just excited to take everything in.
If you are interested in becoming or know someone that’d you like to nominate for the next #IGM, please email email@example.com. Please send any photo of your choice that best captures you and answer the following questions:
- Favorite Quote
- What does insecurity mean to you? What are you insecure about? How can you learn to embrace your insecurities?
- What does love mean to you? How do you show this emotion and other actions to yourself?
- What type of person are you? What do you love the most about yourself?
- Where do you see yourself in one year?
Each young woman selected for #IGM will receive a $10 Amazon e-gift card at the end of the month.