Beauty + Femininity

When you have hair growing in places that it shouldn't, hair not growing in places that it should, and other health related issues that cause you to feel physically unappealing, it can be difficult to see how beautiful you really are. It's very frustrating that the very thing we should be able to experience as woman has been altered in ways that aren't our fault. I've experienced some of these feeling while trying to start a family. It took me two years to finally get pregnant, which had an undesirable outcome. Maybe some of you can identify with this. For others, it may be something else. But my point is that none of these things should take away from how truly beautiful we are; PCOS or no PCOS. We can be as feminine and as confident as we want to be. There are some things that are out of our control, but we mustn't let it overtake us.

Although there isn't a cure for PCOS, let's commit to doing as much as we can within our control to take care of and respect ourselves. Wear things that make you feel attractive. Workout to help you feel strong. Look at yourself in the mirror. Really. Look at yourself. Then smile. And if you're feeling sassy, blow yourself a kiss and give a little wink while you're at it.