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Fitness trainer pens open letter to her “butt dimple”

Fitness blogger, trainer and social media influencer Victoria D’Ariano uses her Instagram to share her stories and vulnerabilities with “hopes to inspire, educate and allow others to gain confidence for who they are”.

People have penned open letters to many a thing. It’s not uncommon for people to share open letters to celebrities, government representatives and also fellow members of the public. However, it’s not often that you see someone sharing their thoughts in an open letter, to their butt dimple.

Recently, D’Ariana took to Instagram with a collage of photos showing her bum from different angles and in different lighting. But rather than sharing the photo to point out the effect of varying angles and lighting, D’Ariano posted the image with an open letter to her butt dimple – one of her major insecurities since it appeared at the age of 15.

“Dear Butt Dimple, I remember the first day you appeared. I was 15 years old. Since then you have had a hugely negative impact on my life. Since then you have made me feel less about myself. You not only made me feel fat, but also unworthy. You have always had an impact on what I chose to wear,” she wrote.

“I am writing you today to tell you I have finally stopped letting you win. You will no longer make me feel unworthy, not good enough or not in shape because of you. I will no longer be afraid to wear certain bathing suits or leggings because of you. I will no longer hide you. You are what you are and I have finally come to peace with that.”

A similar post to last week but I am overcoming an insecurity of mine. . Dear Butt Dimple, I remember the first day you appeared. I was 15 years old. Since then you have had a hugely negative impact on my life. Since then you have made me feel less about myself. You not only made me feel fat, but also unworthy. You have always had an impact on what I chose to wear. I would avoid certain bikinis, and even some of my favorite leggings. I would never feel confident in a bikini because I thought everyone was staring at you. I would never wear my favorite leggings because again I always thought people were starting at you. Long shirts were my go-to as it was a way I could cover you up and have a moment of peace within my mind as no one would be judging you. I remember endless hours of looking at you in the mirror, squeezing you and wondering why I had you. I remember crying of embarrassment as other girls I was friends with didn’t have you. I would exercise extra hard in hopes you would go away. I would eat better also in hopes you would go away. I even considered cellulite treatments so you would finally just go away. You never did, you still haven’t. You took a lot of joy away from me, you caused a lot of stress for me, you made me insecure and took away my confidence. I could never feel in shape as you were always there. I am writing you today to tell you I have finally stopped letting you win. You will no longer make me feel unworthy, not good enough or not in shape because of you. I will no longer be afraid to wear certain bathing suits or leggings because of you. I will no longer hide you. You are what you are and I have finally come to peace with that. I have finally accepted you. ✨when I reflect back on this I realize how stupid it is to have let something this superficial have an impact on my life but it did. I am happy that I have been able to overcome this and I hope if you have a similar struggle you can realize that you too can and will. Don't let things of such insignificance ever take away your happiness. #fuckthedimple #freethebooty #couragetobeyou ❤️

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After years of letting “something this superficial” impact her life, the trainer shares that she’s overcome the insecurity and encourages her followers to let go of theirs.

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