This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look,
including inside ourselves” -Salma Hayek
The narratives we consume literally create the way we see the world and the ways we see ourselves.
Without stopping and critically thinking about what messaging is being intentionally stuffed
down our throats, we accept those things as truth. As measuring sticks against which to measure ourselves.
autonomy, health, love, worth, access to education, financial stability, housing, health care, and more.
It teaches us that beauty is whiteness, cisness, able-bodiedness, straightness, and thinness.
It teaches us wrong.