Rumer Willis Gets Candid About Positive Body Image
Rumer Willis recently posted an image of herself wearing a sports bra and shorts, posing with confidence on her bedroom floor. Willis included a heartfelt caption with her post, stating that “When we look in the mirror or at a photo we usually just go to all the things ‘wrong’ not the unique beauty.” When we look at images of other women we are taught to compare ourselves to them and with this we often experience feelings of negative body image.
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This is just an appreciation post for my body 💪🏼because I think it’s important to celebrate ourselves. Not because we lost weight or we are a certain size or because we have a rare moment when a photo looks “how we think it should to be accepted by mainstream” My body does so much for me and works so hard for me. But more often than not the only thing it hears it what is wrong with it. What is lacking or what there is too much of. I am a fault of this all too often. Being in quarantine and struggling to find a new routine and not using food to find comfort when you are stuck at home all day is hard. Finding discipline to workout from home and eat healthy is hard and it’s ok not to be perfect, I’m certainly not. What is important is to find ways to be happy where you are at and not make being a perfect size or weight or hair color or body shape some goal that you can only find happiness and acceptance of you reach it. Because you will never be happy if that is the case because there will always be something wrong. When we look in the mirror or at a photo we usually just go to all the things “wrong” not the unique beauty. I had a moment today after I worked out and I took this picture and I tried just for a moment to just see all the amazing things and not my “perceived flaws”. I took a moment to acknowledge myself and my body and how much it does and I said thank you for being just as you are and even just for today I release the idea that to be beautiful or desirable you have to be anything other that what you are right now. I wanted to share this in hopes that maybe it may inspire you to do the same 🤎 Ru
The Problem with Posed Images
Willis went even further with the positive self-talk and posted a video to talk about body positivity. Wearing the same outfit as the image above, she discusses self-confidence and the problem with only seeing posed images. When photos are taken at certain angles, women’s bodies are showcased without the appearance of “flaws.”
While we all enjoy creative, artistic images, it’s important to see women (especially celebrities) without perfect posing and lighting. We need to see more real! We love that Rumer cares so much about this very important topic.
Behind the Filter
It’s important for all of us to remember that the images we see on social media are often filtered, well thought out, and posed. Plus, it doesn’t get more authentic than Willis, as her video is interrupted by what sounds like her father, the legendary Bruce Willis, and other background noises. So, the next time you see a photo that makes you stop and look, just remember that there’s a real woman behind it.
Does seeing real images of celebrities make you feel better about your body? We think it’s an important step in the right direction, which is why we ONLY post celebrity content that is body positive!
How do you think the entertainment industry could change so that it is more accepting of real bodies?