A couple of days ago, I was creating my slideshow for the speech I’m doing on Saturday in Edinburgh for the @chachipowerproject and I wanted some images to demonstrate diet culture.
I typed the words “women’s magazines” into google and it made me so angry that I stopped working on the presentation and filmed a YouTube video. This is a quote from the video.
I’ve not read this shit in years but I did grow up reading it every week, if not every day. Now it’s no wonder where I learnt to hate myself and that I wasn’t good enough.
If the covers are that awful, I can’t even imagine what’s inside. Give the video a watch and let’s stop questioning our own self-worth and start questioning whether their writing is good enough. We need to raise the bar on what we expect in these magazines!