I feel so blessed that my job is to go against all of that and to fight back against what we have put up with for so long. I love that I have chosen a career where I can help women like yourself squash all the stigma around body image as well as the stigma around nutritional rules, where I can teach them that diets are SHIT and will only make them less satisfied with themselves than they did before they started the diet, as well as be that non- judgemental, listening ear that they need.
In an act of irony, I came home from the movie and turned on the tv to a documentary about men. It was about various things but the topic that stood out to me was the rate of suicide amongst men and how there needs to be more awareness to encourage men to talk with others for support. We as women talk a lot about our feelings and what bothers us whereas on the other hand men aren't and are losing their lives because of it. Women struggle with stigmas about body image and men struggle with stigmas about showing emotion and vulnerability, we are equally in need of a new way of doing things.
Both documentaries shared one big thing in common; by bringing big issues like this out in the open, we are showing support for one another, we are showing that we want change and don't want to be ruled by outdated opinions anymore, and we are helping others to see that they're not alone, that there is someone out there feeling the same way as you.