It's not easy being a girl. It's especially not easy being a girl in today's society of Kardashians and Beyoncés. We all come from different ethnic backgrounds, different DNA's, different lifestyles. For years I struggled with accepting my body type. I grew up a dancer, for 12 years. I was always small, short and skinny. I was made fun of in school for how thin I was, and girls made up nasty rumors about me that I had eating disorders because I was so tiny. Not only did I have the effect of a dancer's body, but my brother and I both had really high metabolisms. I mean, we could eat a whole bag of Cheetos and burn it all up just walking to the fridge to get water. My whole family was and still is slender. As I got older, my peers, social media and society made it apparent that skinny girls were shamed and curvy, bigger booty girls were accepted. Now, I believe that all girls and all guys no matter if you're skinny, plus, short, tall, whatever the case may be, should be accepted by society. Sure America can be healthier by the choices we make but why do we idolize certain body types over the other? There's already enough hate in the world, no need to add fuel to the fire. Around the age of 20 I decided I wasn't going to be ashamed of having a slim body. Instead I decided I accept how God made me, embrace my body and just enhance my features. I went to a personal trainer, learned how to workout efficiently to gain muscle and sculpt my figure. I learned what/how to eat to slow down my metabolism a little. I buy different clothes to flatter my small frame. There's nothing wrong with doing things to live a happier, healthier lifestyle and to feel good about yourself. At 23 years old, I can finally say I love my body and who I am. I guess you could say.... I'm perfectly petite.