One of the things I promised myself I would do in my "30 before 30" list was take a more public stand against sexism. I'm not really sure how I can, or want to do that ... but I'm going to start by talking about it more. First, let me say, I don't really like the word feminist, I think the word has negative implications. The real mission is to empower women, fight against the distorted portrayal of women in popular culture, and begin to view ourselves (all humans) as equal.
I've been hearing the word "diet" a lot lately ... I hate that word. It's summer and the media is harassing us to loose weight. We hear it so many times a day, we see the image over and over again, and we convince ourselves that in order to be happy and accepted we need to have a "perfect" body. Finding ways to be healthy is absolutely important and necessary in our lives, but the word diet so often means sacrificing health for an impossible image.
I'm asking you to challenge yourself, not to diet, but to embark upon the more profound and ultimately fulfilling journey of loving yourself.