“I love my scar.”
This is how Kylie Jenner reflects thoughtfully about her leg scar. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s big. Really big.
I’ve personally never watched “Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” and I’ve never seen Kylie on the catwalk or anything else. I have no interest whatsoever with any of the Jenner/Kardashian Clan. But I do have this to say: Kylie is someone to be admired for not being ashamed about showing her imperfections.
For far too long, women have been so preoccupied about body image that some can think of nothing else. I’ve read everywhere that body image issues are normally blamed on men, but from what I’ve seen nearly all my life, it’s women who seem to create this mystique and self-absorbed hatred for themselves first, and then lash out at any other woman in the vicinity. Or any female celebrity. Especially if she’s beautiful and rich. Notice I didn’t mention age. To top it all off, those same self-hating women then decide that they are victims and blame “men” for all of their problems. Of course, men have to share some of the blame, but when you really take a good look at the situation (or in the mirror), women fuel the “women hater’s club. It’s a truly vicious circle.
But let’s face it girls/women/ladies: a lot of those hated women – whether it be the girl next door, Rihanna, Brittany, Madonna, or yes, the whole brood of female Jenner/Kardashians, including Caitlyn – have worked their butts off to get where they are. If “men” are propping them up, then who’s paying the bills? Oh yeah, WOMEN! From Kylie Jenner Lip Kits to Kim Kardashian’s ridiculously popular mobile apps, from Khloe Kardashian Workout Videos to Madonna concert tickets. Don’t forget that girls/ladies/women. But I digress.
Kylie Jenner described how she got that rather long scar during an interview. She said it was from when she was a little girl. She was playing hide-and-seek. She went on to say “When I was about 5 my sister [Kendall] and I were playing hide and seek and I hid inside this really tall, enclosed gate,” Kylie explained. “After a while when my sister didn’t find me [so] I had to climb up on this sharp pole sticking out from the gate. I slipped and the pole went into my leg. I tried pulling away to get the pole out but it just tore through my whole leg. It’s smaller now though because I grew!”
Kylie has no shame about the scar. In fact, she regularly flaunts it in pictures posted to various internet blogs and social media sites.
And that’s the thing about Kylie. Why should she care about what the haters think? She’s made it, and on her own. You can have a famous name and a rich family, but if you don’t believe in yourself, you will never last in the ever-evolving business that is the Hollywood Machine.
More importantly, for women at least, is the fact that if Kylie can handle the scar, you should be able to handle your own personal body image scars.