apart from the fact that i'm pretty sure this magazine gave me a new nose (:|), i really like this photo pic.twitter.com/Ehk9QMYPjf— Lorde (@lordemusic) April 16, 2014
Good on Lorde for calling these things out!
Meanwhile, Mary Lambert has been working on her Body Love campaign! As the campaign website explains, “As we countdown to the official video premiere for ‘Body Love’, each day this week Mary will share a body part and why she loves it. Join her on Instagram and see your picture displayed here!”
Yesterday was all about arm love, so Mary tweeted:
If you go to the campaign page, you can see Mary write what she loves about her body . . . and share pics and writings of people saying what they love about their bodies!
“I think self love is one of the most important and potentially culture-shifting movements that is happening and can be propelled,” Mary wrote on her personal website. “I also want to take a brief minute to say that I write these things from the point of view of a plus-size woman, which is my experience. I can’t tell you what it’s like to be too tall to find clothes at department stores, or too petite to fit into regular women’s clothing, or be criticized for not being a buff enough man. But I do know what it’s like to feel simultaneously invisible and also the subject of brutally mean comments.”
She continued, “All body dysmorphia is valid; Everyone is going through something. I try to remember that as much as I can. The girl at Starbucks who doesn’t look up to even make eye contact or bother to say ‘hello’ back to me is going through something. Regardless of my indignation, I am not entitled to any kind of response. I am in charge of my own energy output into the world. I realize now we are all simultaneously victims and villains with our judgments.”
Go Mary and Lorde! We need to see more of this stuff on social media.
Get involved with Mary Lambert's Body Love campaign!
Check out HalfofUs.org for ways to confront self-esteem and body image issues.