“When you can learn to see your body as a vessel that lifts your beautiful mind and soul, you can really start to respect it.”
Jamila Jamil says, “I don’t follow anyone, which makes me feel bad about myself.” ” Actress and activist – best known for stealing her scenes Nice place – has become a vocal voice on social media, leading celebs and influencers to share misleading posts, leading the I Weigh movement, which advocates radical inclusivity and body positivity. This makes sense, then, when it comes to curating his own feeds, Jamil has made a priority for his own good. “I am a great advocate of cutting people. It is bad enough to see in the world – especially as a woman, and especially as a brown woman. I am experiencing a lot of negativity. I am not intentionally going to bring it before myself. ”
Next for Jameel is teaming up with The Body Shop for a self-love rebellion campaign, which is launching just in time for Women’s Day today. A new study by brand and market research firm Ipsos – in which more than 22,000 people around the world were interviewed – discovered a “crisis of self-love”. One in two women admitted feeling more self-doubt than self-love, while 60 percent of the participants also wished to have more respect for themselves.
Using the interviewees’ answers, the report scores levels of self-love across different demographics and countries. Canada scored 51 on the index, which fell in the middle of the pack. South Korea scored the lowest, averaging 43, while Denmark’s 63 score earned them the top rank.
Other information revealed in the report: 64 percent of Canadian women say the epidemic has not changed how they feel about themselves; People who use social media more are more likely to have lower levels of self-love; Racial women, members of the LGBTQ + community, and people with disabilities are likely to have low self-love scores; And Canadians rank 35 lower on the Self-Love Index than older Canadians.
Jameel recounts a zoom roundtable, saying, “This message of self-love is just what I stand for, falling apart, during which he canadians Sara Kuburik, The Millennial Therapist and Self- Loving joined the rebellion campaign with fellow brand mates. “This time is extremely important as the world is coming out of lockdown and coming back into the open where hunter messages, and diet, detox and beauty companies are about to start doubling up on everyone about their presence. It is an opportunity to remind people what progress we make around our self-esteem.
We joined up with Jamil and Kuburik to talk about enhancing self-love and what true authenticity looks like.
Using social media to stay connected without sacrificing your mental health
Jamil: “Social media is incredibly important. We are seeing the progress of Black Lives Matter, Trance Lives Matter and my own movement, Ivy, on this. Without social media, none of these things travel the way they did. It helps people to feel less isolated and gasseted. It is also important to remember that we can curate what we see on social media and we should strive more for our safety. You can mute or block people who can trigger emotions [low] self respect. If you are a person that I feel bad about – either online or face to face – you are gone. And you last until you do better. I am very unkind about this because my mental health and my journey to self-love is my priority. ”
Kuburik: “We have to understand that we have some power and responsibility over what we see online. I am a physician and I follow mostly other physicians. It is so amazing when you can see your feed exactly how you want to see it. It is important for us to have boundaries with which we follow and how much time we spend online. The Body Shop Index talked about this – spending more than two hours on social media usually reflects low self-esteem. And don’t confuse Instagram for pure connection. Sometimes you really need to find other ways to make FaceTime calls, write letters or connect with people without social media. ”
On the responsibility of content creators in promoting genuine authenticity
Jamil: “I would like more accountability from celebrities and influencers who sell products online. I would like to see less editing of photos, less editing of people’s lifestyle. I want to see more authenticity – I want to see body hair, nipples, I want to see it all. I want a realistic notion of man. I do not want to constantly compare myself to digitally converted images. And a lot of these filters are racist – I don’t want to put my face, my skin color, my features online in European fantasy. “
Kuburik: “We need more authenticity. And not just the way we present our bodies, but who we are. It is harmful to believe that other people have a full life, all of it together, are in full relationships and have the right career. It puts unrealistic pressure on this person to keep the mask running, and it puts pressure on us to try and emulate it. We need to see more genuine self-love – like ‘I am trying to love myself.’
Jamil: “No” I was wearing a sheet mask. Genuine, lasting self-love. ”
Kuburik: “Yes. Like ‘I put a boundary today.’
On making mistakes and doing better
Jamil: “I sometimes make mistakes online in public, and I don’t shy away from those mistakes because I think we need role models that will show that they will work things out, like, well, I have a made mistake. I was not aware of this. I will do it now This is a better way to do it or say it. Now I made a mistake so you don’t have to. ‘I never want to aspire. I want to be inspiring. I do not want you to be like me. I want to inspire you to be your best version. ”
Kuburik: “I like that. Even as a therapist, I have held positions where I was like, ‘Yes, I’m taking it down. It is not expressed in the way it probably should have been and there are people who are triggers and I need to understand it. ‘There have been instances where I have taken the material down because I have made a mistake in public and I will try to remedy it. ”
On finding beauty in confidence and pushing beauty standards
Jamil: “It is an ongoing process, an ongoing affirmation to honor the body you have gained and that leads you from point A to B, which leads you to your job, the sex you are going for . Can be. You [have to view] Your body as this incredible product of engineering; This is a machine that is always working for you. This is your best friend, your ride or died. When you can learn to see your body as a vessel that carries your beautiful mind and soul, you can really start to respect it. I hope that after last year, when we have seen that we cannot take our bodies anymore, that we have increased respect for our existence and how much our bodies work to protect us. “
On learning self-love with age
Jamil: “I love growing up. Further, I am most happy with my teenage years. I like my stretch marks very much, I love my short white hair. For the life of me, I have become very ill, so I consider growing old a great privilege. You develop more perspective. As you get older, your values change. Other things become more important. You, hopefully, start making better role models and being around better people who understand the world better; People who don’t emphasize how they look or how you look so much. All I want is for everyone to get old quickly. “
Kuburik: “[Youth] There is a time of necessary confusion. This is when we build our identity and autonomy. It is incredibly difficult to love someone when you are unsure. Once you start getting into yourself and surround yourself with people who really nurture and support you, like Jamila said, your priorities change and the way you do The way you see yourself changing, you get a little more respect, respect and love. For your journey. ”