"WHEN/WHERE/WHY/HOW DID YOU BECOME SO CONFIDENCE?"First, let's the define the word confident:
Having a feeling or belief that you can do something well or succeed at something : having confidence
For me, having confidence signifies that there's a potential of flaw, mistake, humiliation, or a risk of some type of embarrassment. We say things like, "She spoke confidently with the data she provided" because there's room for error.
When you call me 'brave' or 'confident' in regards to my body, it is because YOU (not me) have self-consciously identified a reason for me to be uncertain.
If you really think about it, you only need confidence or bravery if you have identified a potential risk. Could you imagine someone telling you, "Wow, you're so brave for drinking that water!" First thought for anyone would be, there's a reason you shouldn't be drinking that water! Apply that same thought-process to being called confident for wearing a swimsuit at the beach. To me, this just suggests that I shouldn't be wearing a swimsuit in one way or another.
I get it, society says, "beauty, blah, blah, blah, standards, blah!"... But here is where your own self awareness comes to into play! Once you've made yourself aware of your own personal health and body, everything else in society is completely intangible, subjective opinion.
So to answer the incessant question, when it comes to my body, I'm not brave or confident. I just exist.
...Call me brave when I slay a dragon or something.
Comment your thoughts! Do you feel words like 'brave' or 'confident' are needed in the body image discussion?