In an interview with Coveteur, the outspoken young feminist and actress, Rowan Blanchard, spoke on her experiences with insecurity, which opened up a much-needed conversation about body image. Women of all ages are subjected to toxic opinions regarding their bodies and the exact way they should look, and Blanchard discussed how she personally handles insecurity so she can stay mentally healthy.
When asked about the pressure society places on young women to have a certain body type, Blanchard responded:
It’s super affirming to know that your favorite celebrity is dealing with the same issues you are. It both humanizes stars and makes young girls aware of the fact that they aren’t alone.
Literally everyone has negative feelings once in a while, and media can play a very damaging role.
Blanchard continues, “I grew up with a lot of magazines that were marketed towards teens that had headlines about how you can lose weight, or how you can look ‘fit,’ or how you can get a ‘bikini body.’ Those types of headlines inherently breed that sort of self-loathing young women already have.”
The major key for conquering these dangerous thoughs is knowing how to break away from negative thinking patterns.
Thankfully, Blanchard also lovingly provided some tips on how she keeps her head above water.
Wise words from our feminist princess!