2016 is all about image.
As I am writing this post I have a copy of a well known fashion magazine in front of me with images of models celebrities. I have recently scrolled through Instragram to see images of ‘on fleek’ brows and the latest contour kit. On the flip side, I scroll through Facebook to see teenagers begging their friends to delete a lovely group photo because they look ‘ugly’ or ‘fat’. Each morning it feels like there are more and more stories of a young girl wanting plastic surgery or a teenage boy bullied because of his weight.
It’s gotten to a point where I am now sickened and frustrated that people, teenagers in particular, are hindered from enjoying their life and completing their goals because they feel that they aren’t attractive enough to do so, or they are constantly worrying about what they look like to complete any of this. It’s a social issue that affects everyone in some way, even if you are (very luckily) not suffering, you are sure to know someone who is. A report by the Sunday Express stated that a startlingly minute 1 in 7 women are happy with their body.
1 in 7 women are not happy with their body
I FEEL THAT THIS ATTITUDE TOWARDS BODY IMAGE NEEDS TO CHANGE NOW.
And that is where ‘Am I Pretty Now’ comes in. I have decided to explore on this blog what the main causes of poor body image are. I want to know what can be done to change it. It’s so important to spread awareness of how prominent this problem is in our society. I remember being 11 years old and wondering desperately why I couldn’t look like the people on television. It’s such a shame that this is the norm for so many teens.