Bodybuilder embraces her 'butt dimple' in cheeky open letter.

Bodybuilder embraces her 'butt dimple' in cheeky open letter.
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The beauty of being a woman today is that there is so much to be worried about. Movies and models are telling us that to be valuable, we need to be beautiful, and to be beautiful, we need to have a thigh gap. Oh, and absolutely no cellulite. Your skin must be TAUT AT ALL TIMES.

Victoria Dariano, a bodybuilder and mental health advocate, wrote an open letter to one of her greatest insecurities: her butt dimple, a manifestation of cellulite that she's found to be a pain in the ass.

The post went viral, with over 27,000 resonating with embracing a body feature that made you anxious.

"Dear Butt Dimple, I remember the first day you appeared. I was 15 years old," she began. "Since then you have had a hugely negative impact on my life. Since then you have made me feel less about myself. You not only made me feel fat, but also unworthy."

Dariano wrote that the appearance of the butt dimple affected how she felt and what she wore:

I would never feel confident in a bikini because I thought everyone was staring at you. I would never wear my favorite leggings because again I always thought people were starting at you. Long shirts were my go-to as it was a way I could cover you up and have a moment of peace within my mind as no one would be judging you.

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But now she's making peace.

A similar post to last week but I am overcoming an insecurity of mine. . Dear Butt Dimple, I remember the first day you appeared. I was 15 years old. Since then you have had a hugely negative impact on my life. Since then you have made me feel less about myself. You not only made me feel fat, but also unworthy. You have always had an impact on what I chose to wear. I would avoid certain bikinis, and even some of my favorite leggings. I would never feel confident in a bikini because I thought everyone was staring at you. I would never wear my favorite leggings because again I always thought people were starting at you. Long shirts were my go-to as it was a way I could cover you up and have a moment of peace within my mind as no one would be judging you. I remember endless hours of looking at you in the mirror, squeezing you and wondering why I had you. I remember crying of embarrassment as other girls I was friends with didn’t have you. I would exercise extra hard in hopes you would go away. I would eat better also in hopes you would go away. I even considered cellulite treatments so you would finally just go away. You never did, you still haven’t. You took a lot of joy away from me, you caused a lot of stress for me, you made me insecure and took away my confidence. I could never feel in shape as you were always there. I am writing you today to tell you I have finally stopped letting you win. You will no longer make me feel unworthy, not good enough or not in shape because of you. I will no longer be afraid to wear certain bathing suits or leggings because of you. I will no longer hide you. You are what you are and I have finally come to peace with that. I have finally accepted you. ✨when I reflect back on this I realize how stupid it is to have let something this superficial have an impact on my life but it did. I am happy that I have been able to overcome this and I hope if you have a similar struggle you can realize that you too can and will. Don't let things of such insignificance ever take away your happiness. #fuckthedimple #freethebooty #couragetobeyou ❤️

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"I will no longer be afraid to wear certain bathing suits or leggings because of you. I will no longer hide you. You are what you are and I have finally come to peace with that. I have finally accepted you," Dariano declares to the dimple.

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Despite being super physically fit (she's a body builder, after all), Dariano has been anxious about her butt.

Be you, bravely ✌🏻

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Cellulite is a common consequence of being a woman with skin, and having skin is important to being human.

As Dariano says, "Own those curves, own that cellulite, embrace that beautiful and simply womanly body!"

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