#showus more women like me because all hair is beautiful.
I am extremely honored to be working for the latest campaign by @dove where we want more diversity in media. I get to showcase the hair aspect so I’m extremely excited.
Media doesn’t represent all hair. Let’s face it. Unless it’s silky straight and voluminous, it gets no recognition. And we need to make that change. More hijabs. More frizzy hair. More unruly curls. More bald women.
First day of school. Second master’s degree. This time in clinical mental health counseling.
Another year of being thankful for my access to higher education. Another year of stretching myself. Another year of spending hours upon hours reading and conducting research. Another year of digging deeper into mental health. Another year of conducting interviews with women to understand their narrative surrounding body image dissatisfaction. Another year of analyzing the messages that women take in to create their current narrative.
But most importantly, another year digging deeper into finding applicable solutions for women struggling with body image dissatisfaction.
Healing our relationship with food is important. But it’s not enough. Because body image dissatisfaction runs so much deeper than a healthy relationship with food. So I’m on a mission to develop lasting protocols for women to find freedom in their bodies from a mental and physical health perspective.
All the messages today are this or that. It’s one end of the pendulum or the other. But I’m going to bridge them. I’m going to produce content for women to find healing and freedom. I’m going to help create a world that I want my future (far future) daughters to grow up in. A world where they never once think something is wrong with them because of their body. Where they know they’re more than a body. Where the feel at HOME in their body.
So here’s to my 20th year in school. And all the first day photos to follow as I continue this journey 🤣