Back-to-school often means back-to-sports. It’s a time to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones while engaging and challenging the body and mind. We play sports for the challenge, for fun, to stay fit, and/or because we couldn’t imagine doing anything else. However, not all women feel comfortable enough with their own bodies to get moving.
Too often women and girls are so often pressured into looking stick-thin, conforming to Barbie-like white standards of beauty while combating the Freshman 15. There is a damaging expectation that we must already be perfect. But we at The Gloria Sirens know better, and This Girl Can does, too. You’re already perfect the way you are, flaws and all. Embrace and love yourself.
For some solidarity, check out This Girl Can‘s awesome, inspirational video of women at their best: “a celebration of active women up and down the country who are doing their thing no matter how well they do it, how they look or even how red their face gets.”
This video is delightful in how well represented it is. Women of all shapes, colors, and abilities are featured and they are all beautiful. You are beautiful, too.
Cheers! What do you like to do to keep your body in motion?
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