Por Hugo Moreno
10 noviembre, 2017

“No hay nada más raro o hermoso que una mujer que no se disculpa consigo misma y que se siente cómoda en su propia imperfección. Para mí, esa es la verdadera esencia de la belleza”.

Morgan Mikenas ha decidido romper con uno de los tantos estigmas que rodea a la mujer en la sociedad actual. Intentando demostrar el verdadero concepto de belleza, esta fitness blogger decidió no depilarse durante un año para manifestar que las mujeres deberían poder sentirse cómodas “en su propia imperfección”. Contrario a los estereotipos que se encuentran tan arraigados hoy en día, Mikenas no se rasuró durante 12 meses para comprobar que los vellos no te hacen ser mejor, ni peor persona.

Growing up, I just wanted to be like everyone else. I didn't value or understand the beauty in being different at the time. I have found that the things I get criticized for, which is usually being different and just doing my own thing and just being original, is what has made me successful. To me, success is love. Success is helping others and making an impact. Success is loving yourself. Success is loving what you do. Success is loving how you go about facing the challenges that life throws at you, and coming out on the other side better than you were before. Being different is normal. Being different is a good thing! It is what makes you who you are. Being different is freedom. You are one of a kind, and that is your power. Find what makes you stand out. What makes you different? Embrace that and just be happy:) Happy Friday#befree #spreadlove #bebold #bedifferent #selfcare #positivity #inspireothers #bethechange #unity #weareone #onelove #allnatural #nomakeup #selflove #dreads #success #namaste #gratitude #divine #belovenow #bodyhairdontcare #happyfriday #healing #iloveyou #lovewhatyoudo #inspiration #lifeisbeautiful #passion #word

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A través de su cuenta de Instagram, Morgan manifiesta que a través de los años, aprendió a valorar la diferencia que radica entre cada ser humano. Cuando niña, sólo quería ser igual que los demás, pero a medida que fue creciendo se dio cuenta del poder que significa establecer una diferencia entre las millones y millones de personas que habitan actualmente este mundo. 

“Me di cuenta que de las cosas por las que soy criticada, las cuales usualmente se originan por ser diferente, hacer mi vida y ser original es lo que realmente me hace ser exitosa. Para mí, el éxito es amor. El éxito es ayudar a otros y crear un impacto. El éxito es amarte a ti mismo. El éxito es amar lo que haces”.

"There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty."~Steve Maraboli ✨ Not just woman, but everyone! Imagine if everyone just decided that today was the day they loved themselves and embraced every part of them selves. Accepting and loving your body and your "flaws" because you know they are what makes you who you are. If you are focused on being true to yourself in every moment, you are less concerned what others think, which will lead to peace of mind. When you have nothing to hide and you can freely be yourself, there is a profound peace/confidence you will emanate to the world that will inspire others. ✨I also just posted a new YouTube video on why I don't shave my body hair and how it helped me(link in bio)☺ #bodypositive #spreadlove #behappy #namaste #hairywomen #healing #healthylifestyle #selfcare #loveyourself #beyourself #bethechange #divine #inspireothers #inspirationalquotes #positivity #goodvibesonly #lifeisbeautiful #hairy #gratitude #weareone #higherconsciousness #freespirit #empowerment #smile #feelgood

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WARNING If body hair offends you, you will want to keep scrolling, no negativity please Current physique from 3 weeks of not lifting because of an injury. I'm definitely missing the pump and endorphins for sure, but I love where I am right now. Enjoy your journey. Don't love yourself any less because you no longer have abs, or you are a few pounds heavier. And I'm fully aware that my body hair is clearly visible in this picture, and that's the whole reason I posted it. I've have been getting beautiful emails from females who I inspired to stop removing their body hair and have helped send them on their journey of self love. For that reason I refuse to stop sharing my natural self. So if that is a problem, go ahead and unfollow me! For a majority of my life I have been chasing acceptance and love from others, and not focused what is actually important.. Loving MYSELF and feeling comfortable in my own skin and not needing anyone's approval. Love myself for who I am, and not have to change something about myself to be accepted.. Appreciate yourself and the changes you go through. Don't be so hard on yourself☺️#fit #fitness #healthyliving #bodypositive #selflove #inspiration #bethechange #spreadlove #love #bodyhairdontcare #freespirit #support #positivevibes #goodvibesonly #tone #inspire #namaste #model #rest #feelgood #lifestyle #gains #befree #unity #respect #peace #natural #empowerment #fitnessmodel #bestself

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La publicación de sus imágenes causaron verdadero revuelo en redes sociales, en donde las opiniones desde los seguidores estuvieron completamente divididas. Al mismo tiempo en que surgieron comentarios positivos y que alentaban la actitud de Morgan, existieron otros que simplemente arremetieron contra su aspecto físico. Comparaciones con monos y hombres, fueron sólo algunos de los mensajes que pueden verse desplegados en algunas de las fotografías, en donde Morgan muestra el crecimiento de su vello corporal. 

Sin embargo, para otras personas esta chica es una verdadera fuente de inspiración para millones de seguidoras, quienes durante toda su vida se han depilado como respuesta a la presión social con las que las mujeres han coexistido durante toda la eternidad.

"When you see a person without a smile, give him one of yours." ~Zig Ziglar✨ Remember to be aware of your thoughts and think what you want to attract into your life. You are in control! You are not your emotions; you feel your emotions. There is a link between them. Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed/stressed, take some time to quiet your mind and just BE .. in the present moment. Choose happiness and love! Have a wonderful day:) #calisthenics #yoga #lotus #behappy #bethechange #healthyliving #spreadlove #namaste #meditation #therapy #passion #smile #inspireothers #positivity #higherconsciousness #mindfulness #inspirationalquotes #quietyourmind #feelgood #lightandlove #raiseyourvibration #awakening #yogaeverydamnday #onelove #weareone #strength #hardwork #dedication #fitness #beherenow

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“No hay nada más raro o hermoso que una mujer que no se disculpa consigo misma y que se siente cómoda en su propia imperfección. Para mí, esa es la verdadera esencia de la belleza”.

Megan tomó la decisión cuando se dio cuenta de la gran cantidad de tiempo que le tomaba rasurarse cada mañana, y al notar que sólo se depilaba porque su cuerpo comenzaba a sentirse pinchudo cuando los vellos comenzaban a crecer. 

This is my beautiful friend @earthhands_ What she does with her social media is something I aspire to be/do with mine as well:) She is an artist of all kinds and is one of the most kindest/genuine humans I've had the pleasure of connecting with. Her words and actions inspire me to be a better person everyday!:) Check her out! "M Y D E A R E S T Y O U ✨One of my goals for this platform was for it to be completely honest and raw. I truly believe that we need more of that in this world. We need the good and the bad. The light and the dark. And the path in between. Last night there was this buildup in my heart, a bit from the chilly weather, a bit from my exhaustion from the day and a bit from some judgements I had of myself. It was a pretty amazing journey however, because even at the moment when the sadness began, I recognized it there and had immediate compassion for it. I was completely with it, and felt every part of it. Whereas in the past, I would have shoved it away and distracted myself, or if I didn't do that and actually let myself feel it, I would have judged and ridiculed myself and it would have turned into a downwards spiral. When I finally broke down (in the arms of a beloved dear human), I freed myself of all thoughts rooted in fear. I became one with the present again and became one with what WAS instead of what WASN'T. It is important that we are our number one fan and love ourselves unconditionally, even when we are feeling down. This is when we need our own love the most. Remember that your mental and emotional health are so incredibly important, and they deserve your love and attention. When we feel our pains, that is where we truly grow the most. Reflecting on how far you've come boosts self-confidence and gives you courage. Pay ode to the beauty and light of your being, always. Much love to you all, beautiful people." #spreadlove #positivity #inspireothers #bethechange #beautiful #unity #inspiration #goodvibesonly #wordsofwisdom #word #goddess #bodyhairdontcare #bodypositive #weareone #onelove #selfcare #mindfulness #smile

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¿Qué te parece la decisión de Morgan, seguirías sus pasos?