I often catch myself thinking about how bloody hard it’s getting to feel comfortable in your own skin. You only need to look on public transport to see that people are glued to their phones, ipads and any other gadget. We are fast becoming insanely obsessed visual creatures (well, perhaps we already are ‘insanely obsessed’). Where we once got high on in- person- connection we have replaced that for visual connectedness.
This hardly needs to be said in great detail but the media is doing some pretty crazy shite to our minds these days. In a million different ways we are being bombarded with images of what the ‘ideal’ body looks like, ‘should’ look like and essentially ‘is’ like. What’s even scarier is that all of this is resulting in many women being bloody confused about what a typical body in fact is and what it looks like (size and appearance- and I’m talking about women being alarmed to see typical bodies having zip thigh gaps and visible cellulite- this is REAL ladies. REAL). We are being fed images of what the media wants us to think is ‘typical’ by showing us countless images on a daily basis of a certain type of body. The result? Our brain starts to recalibrate what ‘average’ must be and from here the enemy starts to erode us from within….