When girls feel good about who they are, including how they look, they are powerful. But how can girls and women of any age feel self-confident when they’re constantly bombarded by fabricated images that leave them feeling dissatisfied with their bodies? Annie talks with writer and body image activist, Sharon Haywood, about what parents (and moms, especially) can do to help their daughters develop a positive body image, even if Mom herself struggles with body image issues.
About Sharon Haywood (@Sharon_Haywood)
Sharon Haywood is a freelance writer and editor who combines her love of the written word with her passion for body image activism and feminism. She regularly writes for Herizons, and has contributed to Fifty Shades of Feminism (Virago). In 2009, Sharon joined the London-based AnyBody team, part of the international movement Endangered Bodies, which inspired her to organize Endangered Species: Preserving the Female Body in Buenos Aires, one of five international summits held in March 2011. From 2009-2014, she was co-editor for AdiosBarbie.com, a website promoting healthy body image and identity for people of all sizes, ages, races, cultures, abilities, and sexual identities and orientations. Since January 2013, Sharon has been a member of the Global Advisory Board for the Dove Self-Esteem Project, advising on issues affecting today’s young people with a specific focus on improving their self-esteem and body confidence. Learn more at SharonHaywood.com
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