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Hailey Bieber Opens up About Anxiety, Insecurities in Emotional Post

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Model Hailey Bieber shares a heart-wrenching post about self-image, the pressures of social media and the ways women should be lifting each other up instead of comparing. She encourages us to look to God when defining our beauty standards.


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Hailey Bieber, 5’7 supermodel, married to Justin Bieber, with 17 million social media followers also struggles with the same insecurities that most of us struggle with as well. Posting a lengthy Instagram post yesterday, about the misconceptions people may have about women in the spotlight. Take one read, and you can feel her authenticity come through, and honestly its refreshing.

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Hailey is open about her struggles and insecurities, demasking the facade of this insta perfect life. The confidence battle she describes is all too familiar, isn’t it? Hailey remarks on how the balance of trying to find herself while continually being compared to other women is becoming extremely difficult. The pressure to be good enough or commercially pretty enough is crippling for many women. Bieber encourages us to look to God for this sort of affirmation knowing that He has made us unique, and beautiful with a purpose.

Hailey writes:

Stepping into 2019 I want to be more open, I want to be more open about the things I struggle with, and be able to be more vulnerable. I’m a 22 years old, and the truth is no matter how amazing life may look from the outside I struggle…

I’m insecure, I’m fragile, I’m hurting, I have fears, I have doubts, I have anxiety, I get sad, I get angry. I have had more days than I can count where I’ve found myself scrolling through Instagram comparing myself, comparing my looks, feeling like I’m not good enough feeling like I lack so many things and really struggling to be confident in who I am because I constantly feel like I’m just not good enough. Every single day is a confidence battle for me. I’m not writing this for a pity party or for sympathy but just to simply say, I’m a human.. I’m a young woman, I’m learning who I am and, it’s REALLY FREAKING HARD. It’s hard finding who you are, but what’s even harder is being picked apart and compared to other women while trying to do that. There are days that I’m simply broken because of it. It would be incredible if other young girls and women could find it in themselves to lift each other up, to stop making other women who are struggling JUST LIKE THEM, feel incompetent and less than. We ALL have flaws, and that will never change. What I do know is, God made us individuals for a reason, with our own beauty, our own personalities, and our own story because there’s a specific plan and purpose for each and every human created and he makes no mistakes!! So this year I’m gonna do my very best to just be ME and be confident with who I am. Cause I am enough, and I’m loved, and you are enough and you’re loved.

 

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stepping into 2019 I want to be more open, I want to be more open about the things I struggle with, and be able to be more vulnerable. I’m a 22 years old, and the truth is no matter how amazing life may look from the outside I struggle… I’m insecure, I’m fragile, I’m hurting, I have fears, I have doubts, I have anxiety, I get sad, I get angry. I have had more days than I can count where I’ve found myself scrolling through Instagram comparing myself, comparing my looks, feeling like I’m not good enough feeling like I lack so many things and really struggling to be confident in who I am because I constantly feel like I’m just not good enough. Every single day is a confidence battle for me. I’m not writing this for a pity party or for sympathy but just to simply say, I’m a human.. I’m a young woman, I’m learning who I am and, it’s REALLY FREAKING HARD. It’s hard finding who you are, but what’s even harder is being picked apart and compared to other women while trying to do that. There are days that I’m simply broken because of it. It would be incredible if other young girls and women could find it in themselves to lift each other up, to stop making other women who are struggling JUST LIKE THEM, feel incompetent and less than. We ALL have flaws, and that will never change. What I do know is, God made us individuals for a reason, with our own beauty, our own personalities, and our own story because there’s a specific plan and purpose for each and every human created and he makes no mistakes!! So this year I’m gonna do my very best to just be ME and be confident with who I am. Cause I am enough, and I’m loved, and you are enough and you’re loved.

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Celebrities like Bebe Rexha, Cierra Ramirez and Millie Bobby Brown, commented on her post with encouraging remarks affirming the star. Chad Veach, Jason Kennedy and Lauren Scruggs also left uplifting comments supporting Hailey. And lastly, her hubby commented, “This is beautiful hun” applauding his wife’s transparency.

We applaud Hailey in her authenticity. There is a lot to learn about self-esteem and self-image from this wise twenty-two-year-old. I think one of our favorite things about Hailey is her uplifting faith in Jesus. Hailey is often seen attending Hillsong New York led by Pastors Carl and Laura Lentz. Hailey surrounds herself with an intentional faith community that has helped her grow in her relationship with Christ over the years.

 

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In 2017 the then Hailey Baldwin posted this post above: it’s safe to say that God has answered that prayer. It’s a remarkable thing to witness God using the life of one person for His glory. We think her post is a long overdue comment on societal beauty standards, with a fresh God-given perspective that requires us to see ourselves as beautiful, good enough and ultimately loved.