Low self-esteem is a waste of time, and it’s stunting women’s success (like, seriously, girls shouldn’t have to spend 30 minutes on their hair part in the morning). More and more, we see women making big strides in education, politics, and the workplace, but girls report struggling with body image and self-esteem at younger and younger ages. Unrealistic portrayals of women in the media have amplified the self-image problem. The perfect images we see in magazines go through a rigorous airbrushing process, and we are constantly told that we are too wrinkly, too fat, and have too much cellulite: there is big money in making women feel like garbage. Ladies, it is time to fight back the media and tell them we have so much more than beauty, and Feel More Better is here to help.
Feel More Better is a company started by parents Seth and Eva Matlins, who wanted to help create a world in which their daughter felt free to express and discover herself, judgment free. Feel More Better’s mission is, “to make the world an easier place for women and girls to be happyer (nope, that's not a typo, it's how [they] spell it), and to help women and girls get past whatever's hating on their happy. And a lot can.” Mainstream media gives women a very small mould of what is deemed attractive, but Feel More Better knows women have more to offer than ‘thigh gap’, or ‘bikini bridge’, or whatever dumb fitness fad is trending on social media.
Feel More Better is creating a culture of support and care with an online forum for girls to share their stories. Their website provides a safe place where girls can share their stories about their personal struggles, judgment- free. The company also has an online shop, and all their apparel has slogans like ‘un-photoshopped’. These slogans can help raise awareness and can help create a conversation about the issues of female representation within the mainstream media. For each t-shirt sold, a book is given to an underprivileged girl.
Because, I am not Flawless, and I'm proud. Sorry Bey, I was born like dis.
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