A few days late to the idea but… #365feministselfie in #2014

I am the person behind the camera. I shutter at the though of my picture being taken. All of those negative thoughts about my self. Too fat, my face looks awful, ugly, broken out, whatever.

At times I go through these times when I think my kids will have nothing to look back on and remember me. Then I get really good at taking my picture. But it never lasts, the negative thoughts always come back and win.
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My kids are all about selfies., even Willow. Then the other day, my daughter who is 10, started I on delete that picture, I look awful. Or if she is playing around and taking pictures with herbeithers, she won’t let them post it on Facebook until she knows she looks ok.

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Did she get that from me? Or society? Either way, I want to teach my girls how to be strong and confident about who they are. So,I order to change that, I have to be the positive example for them.

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When I heard about #365feministselfie, I was curious. The idea came in response of the criticism to selfies. And that people who take and post them, do it because they want attention and it is a cry for help. Since I agreed and I am sick of seeing these size 2, completely fake, air brushed Barbie dolls in the media, people are taking back what real women look like. I am going to try and join these strong women and take a daily selfie, or at least a weekly selfie and change the way I think, and try to show my girls beauty comes in all forms. Different doesn’t mean flawed.

My first #365feministselfie

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