Today all the mums in the MoM office have the beautiful Kate Winslet on the pedestal we have in the centre of the room!
You see today we saw a beautifully makeup free Kate; looking squarely into the camera and clearly very comfortable in her own skin.
We saw that at 39, Kate Winslet is not wrinkle-free, her skin tone is not that of a 6 month old and her eyelashes are not the length we all imagine they must be.
In truth, she looked just like many of the mums we see at the playground, in the mall and at school drop off …
We love that she captioned the image by saying …
“I know I am chubby, I have big feet, and have bad hair days,” she wrote underneath the image. “When I grew up and even now sometimes, I hardly hear any positive reinforcement about body image from any female. I mostly hear negatives. But I know most of the negatives comes from the people who are busy rejoicing other people’ insults by liking demeaning post on Facebook when in reality they don’t even like themselves.
“Today, I want to put up a zero makeup photo. I know I have wrinkles on my skin but today I want you to see beyond that. I want to embrace the real me and I want you to embrace who you are, the way you are, and love yourself just the way you are.
“Share the message everywhere and let it reach the haters and let them know that you don’t give a damn about the negatives and you chose not to be a victim to those bullies who make fun of others based on appearances, race, gender, etc. And also share if you love yourself the way you are and don’t want to change anything about it. People should appreciate you, the real you”.
We also love that in posting this photo, she has encouraged women to post makeup free photos of themselves in the comments on this post.
Baring it all and feeling good about it (some women saying it was the first time they had EVER posted a makeup free photo – anywhere)!
Her beauty goes much deeper clearly. Her mantra is one of positive body image, positive self image and positive self worth.
All beautiful messaging for her daughter (her sons too for that matter), our children and of course, us.
Every woman, man and child has so much more worth than a photo can every convey and we love the fact that Kate Winslet is using her social ‘voice’ to get the message out.
It’s also not a one-off; our gallery below shows that Kate’s social feeds are filled with beautifully positive messages that we can all embrace and include in our ‘Little Book of how to feel good an be a good role model for our children” …
Which celebrities do you look to for positive messaging and body image?
Do you think celebrities going makeup free helps us feel better about ourselves?
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