The reason we aren't totally ready is we are still looking for girls willing to participate who will represent certain Average Girls! We really want to make sure that everyone opens the book and can see someone that they resonate with looks wise.
I thought I would reflect on a few body image/body positive stories that we haven't covered yet from 2016...
Amy Schumer - This girl is such a great example for promoting being true to yourself. I recently read her first book and I absolutely loved how she was so self aware about how she loves her body yet still sometimes struggles with her appearance. The best thing about Amy is that she refuses to let the media present her in a way that is celebrity perfect. She let's her real hang out and I love it! She recently told the Today Show "You're not going to be what everybody loves. But you have to love yourself. Making the decision to do that is something you can actually do." Words to live by!
Foodie Girl Fitness - I am totally loving posts of before and after photos that are taken second apart. It shows how certain poses make womens bodies appear to fit the social body norms even though those same bodies look more "real" in other positions (ex. skin rolls). This is a great example of how to shed light on how the media creates images of perfection - images that are manipulated (even just using posing) to create a standard of beauty that we are told to follow. Check out the image below from Foodie Girl Fitness! Follow her on facebook here!
xo Emily Lauren