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My Take on the "That Girl" Trend

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The world right now is filled with trends, some of which can be really degrading towards others and even toxic. The "That Girl" trend focuses on telling young girls that they should be working out, eating healthy, have nice skincare, and really take care of themselves.

But is it really a good trend? Or is it going to turn into one of those toxic trends that tells young girls that they aren't good enough in the eyes of society?

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About the "That Girl" Trend

"It is all about living your best life and being known as the nice girl and not the bitchy one." How to be "That Girl" From the TikTok Trend in 2021 - Tonking Around

"Becoming that girl is not about being someone else or copying their lifestyle. It’s about becoming the best version of yourself." How to be "That Girl" From the TikTok Trend in 2021 - Tonking Around

At first glance, the "That Girl" trend honestly seems pretty great. It teaches young girls how to properly take care of themselves and how to find their own identity.

The trend is based off of developing a healthy lifestyle along with a sense of style that you really like, instead of following along with what everyone else is wearing. Here is a TikTok that gives helpful advice on how to become "That Girl."

What does it take to become "That Girl"?

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Healthy Eating

  • Eating lots of fruits and vegetables.

  • Drinking lots of water.

  • Limit your cheat days.

  • Drink lots of healthy shakes and smoothies.

  • Remember to stick with your diet!

Working Out

  • Start working out every morning. Many recommend following a Chloe Ting workout.

  • Keep up with the workouts

  • Build your strength.

  • Have a healthy body

Appearance

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  • Pick a clothing style and stick with it.

  • Wear minimal makeup.

  • Have nice, painted, and tidy nails.

  • Have a fresh haircut/nice hairstyle.

  • Wash your face two times a day.

  • Try acne face masks once a week.

  • Whiten your teeth.

Lifestyle

  • Focus on your mental health. Having good mental health will make life a lot easier. (For more information about mental health, click here for my TTM article about mental health and how to improve it.)

  • Get into journaling. Write down what you have done each day and how you felt. Keep track of your good and bad habits and reflect on them at the end of the week to see what you should do to improve your life even more.

  • Wake up and go to bed early

  • Read more.

  • Go on walks daily.

  • Keep your room clean and organized.

Could this trend be toxic?

Overall, I don't think the trend itself is toxic or harmful to girls. This trend is about developing a healthy lifestyle and your own identity, but like any trend, there is always a stereotype of those who participate in it.

With the trend being based on how to look and act, I do think it could cause some body image and self-esteem problems. So, for many girls that don't fit the stereotype of "That Girl", this could potentially be harmful and problematic. But in general, I would not consider this trend toxic.

Do you want to learn more about being "That Girl"?

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Below are a few links to TikToks explaining the trend and what you should do to become "That Girl".

https://www.tiktok.com/@kaylieestewart/video/7047597825915440389?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id7055411716667098629

https://www.tiktok.com/@mlnrpanna/video/6982892016170470662?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id7055411716667098629

https://www.tiktok.com/@urfavadv1cepage/video/7044300670572186885?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id7055411716667098629

https://www.tiktok.com/@everpeachy/video/7050769274901761286?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id7055411716667098629

https://www.tiktok.com/@vanessafaga/video/7049399671269215493?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id7055411716667098629

https://www.tiktok.com/@purescape.co/video/7040181730459815174?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id7055411716667098629

https://www.tiktok.com/@saberaq/video/6992556825614847238?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id7055411716667098629

Keira Watson
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