Friday 11 October 06:03 PM
🙌🏽 @serenawilliams ' body has helped her become one of the greatest athletes in the world, yet even she isn't exempt from massive public criticism of her size, shape, her looks compared to her sister, and clothing choices. Ugggh. No one is exempt in a culture that views women as bodies first and people second.
✖️Learning to accept your body *right now* can be a huge step toward living your fullest and most fulfilling life -- whether you're a star athlete or just working up the courage to jog around your neighborhood or swim laps after work or walk to the office break room without worrying what other people think when they look at you. That act of living and doing and being and refusing to hide -- regardless of what you or others feel about your size or shape or looks -- will be liberating to you and to others who need to see your example.
✖️Pushing outside our [often very uncomfortable] comfort zones is the first step toward developing body image resilience that can improve your life forever. Try it! I introduce the path to body image resilience through my TEDx talk and then we go DEEP into helping you develop it in our online body image resilience course! (Both are linked in our bio.)
✖️💥HERE’S YOUR CHALLENGE THIS WEEKEND:💥Do something that scares you because growth comes out of doing those things that make us uncomfortable. Try anything and prove to yourself that you are more than a body to be looked at, judged, and beautified. Leave your house without mascara 👀, sign up for that workout class 💪🏽, speak up in that meeting 🗣, go to that event even though you have acne 🔴, put on your swimsuit and swim 🏊♂️ , and on and on. Joy and growth come when you prove to yourself that you can do things that scare you. You deserve to experience life in your body that is an INSTRUMENT for your use, not an ORNAMENT to be admired!
✖️Find our TEDx talk, online course, and merch with that ☝🏼 amazing mantra on it through the link in our bio or beautyredefined.org!
#morethanabody #seemorebemore #beautyredefined