This morning the Today Show kicked off a new series called “Love Your Selfie,” which will examine the current obsession with body image and what we can do to feel more positive about ourselves. I just am so thrilled to be seeing this more and more in mainstream media. Times are changing!
The segment today was especially wonderful, as the Today Show team got candid about what each of them are insecure about, and then talked about how they’ve come to embrace their so-called flaws. It was powerful to hear their honesty. I especially loved hearing from the women, several who shared about how childbirth has changed their figure, but how they obviously wouldn’t trade their children for their pre-baby body. The segment finished up with a panel-like chat—with the entire team completely free of makeup on air—and discussing more matters related to our culture’s obsession with appearance.
Be sure to take some time today to watch it, then let me know what you think!
For me (among other things) I’m forever insecure about how young I look. Some would say that’s a great quality that I’ll be thankful for in 20 years, but for now, it’s tough being mistaken for a high school student at age 27. I’m not a teenager—I’m a woman. And I think somehow I feel like people take me less seriously at first because I look young.
There of course are plenty of other things I’m insecure about that I won’t share here and now, but my view echoes what Tamron shared in her video confessions. Outside of moments like this—where I write honestly about body image and my own journey—I decided years ago to avoid negative self-talk, and instead speak positively about my own body any others’ bodies. It’s so challenging sometimes, but if we’re always being negative about our bodies, what kind of message are we sending to other women (and worse, to young girls in our lives)?
Just a little food for thought today, on a topic I clearly cannot write enough about.
What do you tend to be insecure about? Do you struggle to avoid negative self-talk?
P.S. How could I write about this and not participate? This is me, makeup-free! Share a link to yours below if you decide to participate :)