I’ve often been frustrated by many of the body-image messages our children receive from the media, but I’m excited to see some new, positive body image messages that have gone viral.
Average is Beautiful – Lammily
One of the new messages is that “average is beautiful.” Designer Nickolay Lamm is stressing the “average is beautiful” theme as he promotes an alternative to the unrealistically proportioned Barbie doll.
Nickolay Lamm’s new Lammily doll has the proportions of an average 19-year-old American woman. You can learn more about Lammily in this video:
There’s a crowdfunding campaign to put the Lammily doll into production. With 8 days left, the Lammily crowdfunding campaign is already 499% funded!
Words From a Father to His Daughter (From the Makeup Aisle)
Clinical psychologist Kelly Flanagan’s letter to his 4-year-old daughter on body image is simply beautiful: “Words From a Father to His Daughter (From the Makeup Aisle)” at UnTangled.
More on Body Image
If you’d like to read more of my posts about body image along with other helpful body-image articles, check out my post on “Helping Mothers and Daughters Have Healthy Body Images.”
Image Credit: Image at top of post by andersonrise