It's time to celebrate every aspect of our bodies
According to a recent study, taking selfies can a be great for your mental health. During the research, 41 college students were asked to take daily photos of themselves and after 4 weeks, it was found that they felt happier, more confident and far more comfortable with their image. So imagine what a cellfie can do for body positivity!
This is exactly what Kenzie Brenna is championing. Not only is she embracing her cellulite, she’s taking photos of it and sharing it proudly on Instagram. While it’s only recently gone viral and the hashtag #Cellfie has only just started trending (not to be confused with a #cell-fie), Kenzie’s cellulite positivity is a weekly event. In fact, every weekend, she makes a point of sharing an image with #CelluliteSaturday. A beautiful display of body positivity that women worldwide rejoiced in.
In each post, the actress/writer, also shares a body positivity message, most recently captioning her image with:
Yaassssssssss kweens. You know what day it is! ? ? ?
Do I love this part of my body?
No, absolutely not.
No matter how many times I talk about it, no matter how many people support me, its engrained in me to understand that ‘if you have cellulite, that part of your body is not good looking.’
And some people will read this and nod their head. I get it.
But I also recognize that this is from social conditioning. IF YOU THINK for some reason that we are born with a natural distaste for certain body types then you are wrong.
Let me give you this example:
(This example slays btw) ?✨
If cellulite wasn’t attractive because its inherently in our DNA, then we wouldn’t also shame women for having body hair.
Makes sense right? Body hair grows on us and yet we shave it off because smooth, white, young looking skin is more desirable than the other.
But wait! It’s in our primitive mind to look for mates who can survive, so why do we instinctively think that body hair on a woman is unattractive? Considering body hair is developed by biological evolution.
BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN RAISED TO THINK THAT.
This is called cultural programming. This has nothing to do with what our cavemen minds think is attractive.
And if you’ve been following my youtube videos I have spoke that our psychology cannot exist without the influence of our culture or the sub cultures around you.
That would be called living in a “cultural vacuum” and it doesn’t exist.
If you recognize this, it’s much easier to step out of your body and understand it from a sociological perspective. You can learn so so much about yourself once you realize how our minds and bodies work!! ?????
I am no exception to this, cellulite monster inside of me still reigns her ugly head sometimes, but I acknowledge that this is social conditioning and I will not bow down to it.
I will try to love myself.
Over and over again.❤️
No matter how uncomfortable it makes me, no matter how hard, not matter what anyone says: I am on a journey for self love and I WILL NOT STOP. ???
Also lovelies! Pls actually tag me in your pics! If you just @ me, it gets lost. Sowwie ?????
Considering around 98% of us women have cellulite (yes, even the most chiselled), it only makes sense for us to celebrate something we all have in common. So bring on the #cellfies. We’re all for them.