Saturday, July 24, 2010

the antivanity 101

“Seeking health & happiness in a world demanding flawlessness.” 

I have always felt very passionate about the issues of self-esteem, media, body image, societal expectations, and health vs. superficial beauty. This is probably because I struggle with all of these myself. Please don’t anticipate that I have it all figured out. I struggle particularly with confidence among other things. But we all do. All of us have felt like we’re too tall or too short or our boobs are too big or too small or our feet look funny or we have weird knees.

Here on The Antivanity I’m going to write about my own struggles with self-esteem and body image, about how to try to combat those negative feelings we have about ourselves, and especially about prioritizing health over looks (something I notice almost 100% of women grappling with in my daily life). I’m no expert, but I’m right in the thick of it…

just like you.


Rachel K said...

YES! This is a great idea for a blog, Misty! I have always struggled with these issues too, like every woman. I am doing a lot better recently, but I still have a long way to go. I have been talking with friends of mine about how the body image and self-esteem of young girls affects their relationships, and how we can help instill a sense of beauty and confidence in youth, especially in the church. I would love to hear your thoughts!

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