“Self Image: The conception that one has of oneself, including an assessment of ones personal worth”
We live in a society where the media plays a key role in how young girls think about how they should look. Reality TV, social media, and magazines sculpt the idea that flawless skin, big boobs, no fat is a must for you to be considered close to to being pretty.
Young girls compare their body to others girls. Picking out the imperfections and focusing on how ugly they look.
“I like my body when I have curves. We all come in different shapes and sizes, and this is something to celebrate” – Christina Aguilera
But it isn’t only just the media that plays a key role in the perceived notation of what you should like. Sometimes it is a group of friends. This creates a competition within a group of friends to be the prettiest, skinniest, and the most perfect.
“I’m never going to starve myself for a part… I don’t want little girls to be like, ‘Oh, Iwant to look like Katniss, so I’m going to skip dinner,” she explained to the magazine. “That’s something I was really conscious of during training, when you’re trying to get your body to look exactly right. I was trying to get my body to look fit and strong- not thin and underfed.” -Jennifer Lawrence
I feel that it is so extremely disappointing that the media has so much influence yet they are instilling values that are detrimental to girls body image.
I want to inspire girls to be comfortable in their skin. We all have flaws and imperfections but that shouldn’t define us. We are perfectly imperfect!
Self Image is all up to you. Be strong, Stay Confident, and Be YOU!