The Hunger Games Star Encourages Women and the Media to ‘Stop Calling Each Other Fat’
Mainstream media can be quite toxic for our psyche. Between the endless amount of airbrushing to make models appear ‘perfect’ and gossip magazines and TV shows criticizing appearances, it’s doesn’t come as a huge surprise that 80% of women are unhappy with their bodies. (source: http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2012/06/02/why-do-women-hate-their-bodies/) Even more disheartening, it is a current trend among teen girls to post YouTube videos asking viewers to weigh in on their appearances, a phenomenon called: ‘Am I Pretty or Ugly’?
Amidst all this negativity, it was very refreshing to watch this clip from a Hunger Game press conference where star Jennifer Lawrence takes a firm stance against what the media is doing to our body image. Additionally, she touches on the fact that most women have been scrutinized by fellow females and encourages an end to this. Hearing a mega-celebrity so passionate about body image is not only inspiring, it’s a big step in the right direction.
Some noteworthy quotes from the actress:
‘You look how you look. Be comfortable. What are you going to do? Be hungry all day to make other people happy’?
Watch the clip from the press conference and tell us what you think of Jennifer Lawrence’s stance in the comments section below.
Lastly, we want to remind women AND men everywhere, that YOU are beautiful. You deserve to be happy. You deserve to be confident. You deserve to love every bit of yourself. Don’t let someone else’s negativity affect your positivity!
So, right now (yes, RIGHT NOW,) grab a pen and a piece of paper. Write down 5 physical things you love about yourself (i.e.’I have a great smile,’ or ‘My laugh is contagious’). Then, more importantly, write down 5 things you love about your personality (i.e. ‘I am compassionate,’ or ‘I am a great friend’). Whenever you start feeling down about yourself, look back at your list and add to it. The more you love yourself, the happier you will be!
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