Women, the Selfie, & Social Media

I remember back to my teenage years, and the trend was to try and achieve a curve free body shape, including a perfectly flat stomach. I, like most women of this time punished myself daily in the pursuit of this goal. The fact that women’s bodies were built in ways that made this ideal physically impossible was not the problem. The problem was a lack of discipline, a lack of exercise, over eating or eating the wrong stuff. It really didn’t matter that you limited yourself to eating a piece of fruit once a day and exercised for 6 hours a day, the blame rested upon thyself for failure to reach this unattainable ideal.  Continue reading