Hello, like many of you, I have my own self-esteem and body issues. Even with some acceptance of who I am, I still want to change though at this point it is primarily for health reasons I want to also change to feel better about myself emotionally. Both genders suffer from body issues, commonly weight based stigma but there are others, height, complexion, and more. Many of us may not put others down for how they appear because we've dealt with similar situations but it is best also to help those having issues, to make them understand that they can be beautiful in their own way or if they choose to, change how they appear but do it for themselves and not simply to satiate others to comply with a social expectation of how some should look which off contradicts itself anyhow. Whether it is society or nature that drives us to almost compete against one another, we who have felt the sting of social alienation due to our body types, whether heavy, tall, short, well endowed or under endowed, we are each unique and still human. Feeling comfortable with ourselves physically is a good first step to feeling comfortable with ourselves emotionally. I have personally known many who have accepted themselves and are much happier now for it.