The emphasis of society on women’s appearance harshly impacts women’s lives. Advertising convinces women that they need to be skinnier and lighter to gain societal approval.
There is an absence of women from diverse cultural backgrounds, in addition to a lack of representation women with disabilities in the media. The societal norms reinforce that women are not accepted for their inherent beauty and should modify their appearances.
Women are not taught that they have inward beauty emanating from their unique ways of being in and improving the world. I look forward to a time when women feel beautiful based on who they are as people.