Being yourself is something that I've been struggling with since I was very young.
I'm always the awkward kid around the corner or the one who's sitting by herself and not fitting in.
But here are a few tips of how I grew out of that and finding a place where I belong.
Don't let people define you, you're the only person that can define yourself.
Sometimes it's hard to stand around and hear feedbacks of how people think you are. By them not knowing you and judging you can be so ignorant. What people thought of me use to bother me a lot but I always kept myself at a level where I have positive vibes only. Meaning if one thing/person did "no good to me" then I'll stay far away.
Don't pretend to be someone your not.
In life, there's sometimes many different masks to put on but bearing all those masks can be very tiresome. So instead of carrying something so heavy, I learn to let go and keep myself with one thought,
"Be true to your feelings, honest in everything you do and it'll provide you with courage without the fear of being judged."
Figure out your niche.
Allow yourself to dive deep into your thoughts and truly figure out what's wrong and what's right. Sometimes you'll be surprised with what you find! It's all about creating the "individual you" and sitting where you are most comfortable. Till then, you'll find true happiness.
example. Just like instagram, when you find your niche, your followers will see the real you and believe in your story and give you a like :) Simple!
So to the thought of being yourself, let's label it with this beautiful personalized DONO* streetwear.
DONO, Parisian brand honors them with t-shirts and hoodies embroidered customizable hand. The shirts are hand printed in Dakar, and the hoodies are hand embroidered by passionate and enterprising women (at Barkatou, small village in Senegal), who can with this income, provide for school fees and health of their children.
For this you get to choose the colour of your sweatshirt/tees, size, preselected visual, and even the colour of the wool. With a very personalized streetwear, this is what BEING YOU is all about.
Visit JustDONO social medias here for their great initiative and inspiration.