Can you imagine what’s being lost? The products that never get launched. The movies that never get filmed. The classes that never get taught. The speeches that never get delivered. Why? Because 97% of women intensely dislike their bodies and feel ashamed to be seen.
What is the solution to this horrendous problem? The solution is not “yet another diet.” The solution is not “let’s all lose weight, get skinny, and then we’ll be more confident!” No. The solution is you, right now, saying to yourself, “I am smart and kind. I have gifts to share. My ideas should be heard. Not someday later when I have a different body. Today.”
Today, I urge you to show up and be seen. One conversation. One Facebook Live video. A 5-second clip of you dancing in your kitchen. A hand raised in the air instead of tucked down low. Today, let the world know, “I am here.”
Let the world see you, know you, and hear you. Not someday later when you’re a size 12, 6, 2, or whatever number you’ve decided is “correct.” Not someday later when you’ve got Botox or perfect nails. Now. Here. Today.
So much has been lost, for centuries upon centuries, because women have been ashamed to be seen.
It’s time to take back everything that’s been lost.
It’s time to make sure the cycle is broken.
No hiding. No stalling. No shame.