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This 'What if I knew I was beautiful' video should be your new mantra

Nantale Muwonge

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Hey you, 'Don't be afraid to be a woman who likes herself'

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Daysha Edewi telling you how she doesn't need your validation because she knows exactly how bad she is is the best thing. Seriously, it's the best.

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Watching Edewi waxing lyrical about how problematic our approach to self-confidence and self-esteem is while also celebrating how unaffected she is by all that noise is incredibly refreshing. She is unapologetically comfortable in her own skin, with and without makeup, flaws and all. Because the only validation she needs is her own.

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"Don't be afraid to be a woman who likes herself," she intones. "Please take a moment to marvel at the radiance of your beauty, both from the outside and within," she says. So many gems in this video. Watch it and see for yourself:

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