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Ronda Rousey Is Urging Women To Stop Being Perfect

"I wasn’t perfect, and I didn’t like it."

Ronda Rousey wants women to stop worrying about being so damn perfect. The championship fighter, actress, and Reebok #PerfectNever spokeswoman knows about the pressures of fitting in--and fitting society's mold of what a women should be. In an open letter to Refinery 29, she shares her struggles and encourages women to be themselves.

"The curated lives we see every day are fake," she says of social media. "The perfect angles, the perfect outfits, the perfect lighting. That’s not reality."

Ronda says she had trouble fitting in as a teen and judo helped her. "When you practice judo, you have to have a partner. Suddenly the quiet girl had to talk or get thrown on her ass. That was a fast and effective lesson in confidence."

As a woman, she's finally come into her own. "Your flaws — your unsuccessful attempts at greatness or even mediocrity — are real," she writes. "They make you better. And that’s beautiful because it’s never perfect."

Read Ronda's full letter here.


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