Body Positivity in the Social Media Age: Letting Confidence Shine Through
Body Positivity is about so much more than loving our own bodies, but it’s definitely a great place to start.
In the age of social media, it can be so easy to look at bodies that aren’t necessarily “real” and compare ourselves to those. We talk about how wonderful others look (as we should!) but often don’t grant the same kindness and understanding to ourselves. All of these are issues I see people (especially young women) dealing with in the social media age, and it’s time to shift the narrative to focus more on body positivity and inclusivity of real bodies for ourselves and for everyone else.
You don’t have to be “picture perfect”, because it doesn’t exist.
All bodies are different— and that’s a great thing! If you feel like your body isn’t “picture perfect”, it’s because that doesn’t exist. All bodies are different, no two looks the same, and all should be celebrated.
Reminding yourself that what you see on social media isn’t always real is important. Representation of all body types is important. Remembering that all bodies are beautiful and valid is important— and once we start to extend this understanding on a social level, we can then extend it to ourselves and let our own body positivity fueled confidence shine through.
You glow differently when you’re confident in who you are.
You are so much more than your body, for one— you are a soul, a mind, a spirit, the s of your talents and the love within you. Every human soul is worthy, and every human soul walking this earth in a body deserves respect and to be confident in themselves, body and all.
When you’re confident and when you’re celebrating your body, that shines through. On camera, in life— when you feel good, you look good, and when the real you shines through on set or in life in general it’s a clear difference. You wouldn’t insult someone else’s body, so why insult your own? Embrace it. Every bit of it— and then serve it! You are the proud owner of your beautiful body, and when you show up feeling confident and comfortable in your own skin that will shine through to everyone around you.
So, love your body. Love others’ bodies. Extend the kindness to your body that you extend to others. It’s not easy and requires a lot of un-learning unhealthy or toxic thought patterns at times, but it’s so worth it. Shine on, be you, and LOVE your body. It’ll influence how you show up on set and in life forevermore.
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