“It’s so disturbing because young girls are so impressionable,” Winslett told BBC on the Sunday AM program. “I hope that in some small way I’m able to say, ‘I’m a normal person; I’m doing all right. I’ve got a lovely husband and children, and I didn’t lose weight to find those things, and those things are what should be important.
Winslett is a mother of a six year old daughter (as am I), and she expresses serious concern over young girls self image. I can’t imagine the pressure she feels trying to raise her children in the Hollywood scene.
The more I dig into the topic of body image and self esteem, the more I believe that women are seeking out negative role models and filling their heads with unachieveable images to torture themselves. How about chucking those fashion magazines, scales, and signing on to Dove’s campaign for real beauty?
Be a part of the revolution.
Either that, or tune into Lauren Greenfield’s documentary, THIN for a serious reality check on where our teenage girls are headed.