Pia Abou Antoun is the first authentic 19-year-old girl from Lebanon, who uses her platform to promote self-love and body positivity in the most impactful way possible. After her battle with body image and self-confidence for years, Pia decided to use her voice to finally speak up. A powerful voice that is shaking and awakening the whole world, especially the MENA region. “There’s so much societal pressure in today’s world. You got to be sexy, beautiful and perfect. I’m sure you all relate…we all have pressure. One day I had given in to that pressure and I lost sight of who I was. I listened to opinions of people and I tried to change who I am because I thought that others would accept me for it. There, I realized that I don’t know how to be anything but myself” Pia stated.
That is when DareFemale came to life, back in February of 2020. DareFemale is unique, unlike any other influential platform. It aims at normalizing normal through the most relatable, raw and vulnerable content, making you feel good about yourself. Pia explains how important it is for girls, women and just anyone to be exposed to real content about what life really looks like away from all filtered misconceptions. She tackles subjects such as Instagram vs. reality, cellulite, stretch-marks, scars, bloating, consent and even mental health. Her main goal is to raise awareness on topics that are so common and normal but are yet considered taboo.
“Social media has taken over our lives. The amount of fake content that we’re being exposed to every single day has conditioned our minds to think a certain way. Young girls and women often fall into the game of comparison, wanting to reach unattainable goals by believing everything they see” She added.
With a creative passion for photography and writing at such a young age, her self-created posts capturing her ‘flaws’ have reached the hearts of thousands online, making DareFemale highly noticed and appreciated amongst the top influencers in the community including journalist and influencer Danae Mercer.
“The number of messages I receive from insecure people daily is incredible. I’m trying to be the girl I needed to look up to when I was younger. I’m ready to do whatever it takes to be that and to support anyone. All I really want you to know is that you are enough just the way you are. Love yourself, do YOU and be YOU. Also, please just be kind to each-other. You never know what people are going through. Let’s love, inspire and shift the narrative. Stay true to yourself. Remain true to who you are.” She concluded.
Pia ended with an exclusive insight about possible upcoming plans for a new project. We are thrilled to know more about it!
Make sure you hop on this journey alongside @DareFemale for your daily dose of inspiration and motivation. It definitely hasn’t been an easy journey for Pia, but she has proven that stars really shine through the darkness. A true girl power at heart!