Body shaming ~ what an evil thing. Everywhere we turn these days we are told to change our appearance. How many times have you looked at yourself in the mirror and said “Wow you look great”? Not as many times as looking in the mirror and critiquing our imperfections. Trust me ~ I’m guilty of this as well!
Body-shaming manifests in many ways: 1) Criticizing your own appearance, through a judgment or comparison to another person. 2) Criticizing another’s appearance in front of them, 3) Criticizing another’s appearance without their knowledge.
No matter how this manifests, it often leads to comparison and shame, and perpetuates the idea that people should be judged mainly for their physical features.
So how can we change this? How can we start loving ourselves for who are (and how we look) without judging?