This Fitness Guru’s Butt Selfie Is Empowering Women to Love Their Bodies
Lifestyle| | By Matthew D'Onofrio
Another Facebook selfie post has gone viral for promoting positive body image.
Molly Galbraith, a 32-year-old fitness instructor from Kentucky, shared a selfie of her butt along with a message about “embracing her flaws in 2017.”
And she has empowered women across the internet to accept their “flaws” and make resolutions to love their bodies going forward this new year.
Galbraith told Your Daily Dish, “When you let other people determine what is right/OK/beautiful/a flaw/etc. (sic) you are handing over your power to them to define how you should feel about yourself.”
This year alone, she was called “fat,” “a whale” and “an embarrassment to women” as well as told to lose a bunch of weight and lay off the carbs.
“I have cellulite on my legs, stretch marks on my hips, butt, and breasts, and some jiggle on my belly — and the world constantly wants me to believe this is not OK,” wrote Galbraith on Facebook
“The world” has an impact too. According to The Body Image Therapy Center, 30 million people will suffer from an eating disorder in their lifetime and about half the population of women use unhealthy behaviors to control their weight.
“Instead of embracing what someone else determined to be a flaw of mine, I choose to embrace my whole, flawless body,” she continued.
Approximately 70 percent of women between the ages of 18 and 30 don’t like their bodies, according to the Body Image Center. But Galbraith’s post – which talks about how she, like many women, became ashamed of her imperfections at a young again – may change that with its over 10,000 shares.
“One of the main purposes of my post – to no longer let someone else’s viewpoint of my body affect my own and to empower other women to do the same,” Galbraith told Your Daily Dish.
She says women tend to be preoccupied with what is “wrong” with their bodies, need to understand there’s nothing wrong with wanting to change their body or set goals, and know they don’t need “a pill, powder or gadget to ‘fix’ themselves.”
We wholeheartedly agree with Galbraith and you can learn more at GirlsGoneStrong.com, a community of strong women, and join their Resolution Revolution, a campaign that helps women set resolutions they can keep, while doing it from a positive place of love and self-care.