reversing negative body thoughts
It always amazes me when people give me insults veiled as compliments. These “compliments” are given with a smile like we should appreciate what they are saying. I think it is time to educate the world, including close friends and even relatives. Below are a few of my all-time favorites.
The modeling industry shows you a fantasy. “A Perfect 14” shows you what’s behind it.
I’ve struggled with debilitating anxiety since I was a child. I had my first panic attack at just 5. Fast forward 40 years, and I’ve learned to cope. However, the coping tools I’ve learned are anything but COVID friendly.
Remember back when we were kids and had a field trip coming up? We would get the requisite permission slip that had to be signed by a parent or guardian.
Think back to the first time another person took the time to make you feel that you were not of value because of your body shape or size. That you had less worth than someone else. That you were not beautiful or important or meaningful. That you didn’t deserve to take up your space.
In a world of photo filters, Photoshop and the highlight reel that is social media, we have women convinced we have to do more and more to fit the mold. I took a challenge from one of our readers and decided to step away from the idea of looking “perfect” and to embrace just being me by going all natural for seven days.
Hello, my name is Cassandra Mans, called San by family and friends. I want to share my story of my journey to body positivity.