Mirror Mirror On The Wall………….
In my job I hear many women speak very unkindly about their body, how would we feel if our best friend said those same words to us? Women today have come to view their bodies as a negative asset, even blocking off looking at certain parts of their body, they may see above the neck and below the knees but ‘blurr’ the part in between. How is it possible to dress a beautiful body if we can’t truly see it? AND Less than half of the women I work with have a full length mirror, usually because of the afore mentioned block, they don’t want to see it, perhaps even being too painful to truly look.
As socially responsible people when are we going to start seeing a true reflection of women in media so we are able to fully embrace our bodies as they truly are? Not some mythical creature from planet zero? If we were able to truly be ourselves in our own bodies, imagine the possibilities? Fun, creativity and play with clothing and colour without the restriction of a perfect body image which doesn’t really exist. Illusion works in so many ways, ask photo shop.
If we use the word should in a sentence relating to our body, it is tantamount to getting a whip out and lashing ourselves with it!!! I should lose weight or I should be a size 10, what messages are you sending yourself? A BIG one, you are never good enough!!! When will you be good enough?
I suggest you get a full size mirror, truly look at your body in the mirror and embrace it, I challenge you to look in the mirror and say ”I love you, I truly love you.”
Think of the work your body does for you each and every day and how hard it works for you, isn’t it time to love and honour it for it’s hard work instead of whipping it for what it is not? Be your own best friend, and begin to speak to your body with love and kindness.
Love, grace and compassion beautiful women