We all take them. We all share our cute outfit of the day with our friends, a fun moment with coworkers, or that super rad Snapchat filter. While a coworker and I once joked that there should be a ratio of 1: We all take them, whether we want to admit it or not.
AJ is very honest and open about her struggles and successes and I commend her for her honesty. But there is a passage in the book where she equates selfies with a lack of self respect and a desperate cry for attention. As a woman who was once an impressionable teen, I could only imagine how upset my daughter would be to read such a judgmental and self righteous passage, but I refuse to let that cloud my perspective of a moving and inspirational journey.
It perpetuates the myth that women only do things to attract the attention of men, or need to be validated by men to be happy. I used to, but then I realized that I was part of the problem. But why Aj lee snapchat it have to always be about Aj lee snapchat to attract a man?
Why do brilliant and inspirational women continue to tear down other women?! I post em on Snapchat. I never used to. If you look at my
Aj lee snapchat FB photo albums, there was maybe five photos of me in There is maybe one pregnant of me.
Because I was called fat and ugly every day.
I woke up to hear about how I was skinny when we started dating and now his wife was a pig. I was constantly told how unattractive I was because I was fat. So I started working out.
First it was to shake the nagging voice
Aj lee snapchat said no one would love me or be "Aj lee snapchat" friend because I was fat. But then, it was because these activities made me happy. And the more these activities made me happy, the better I felt about myself. She wanted to be visible. So I started using that front facing camera. But it was a huge step for me to stop hiding behind a camera and hoping no one looked at me. Humans should want to be visible, part of the world.
My teenager was also brutally bullied in grades seven and eight for being too thin and too different.
She and a good friend started taking selfies as a way of accepting themselves. Just let people do their thing and you do what makes you feel good inside. So, take your selfies everyone. And if you are one who belittles someone for taking a photo, stop that right now.
This has not been my week. But refuse to let dark times cloud my awesome life. My life is the raddest. My kids got rad report cards. Oh, and I got some much needed time with some friends this week. It was just what I needed. But enough about my life. Since then, all of the dominant women have been stereotypes. Bad girl Nikki Bella. Jealous geeky girl AJ Lee.