Love yourself as you are (not the same as self-worship or narcissism, rather a healthy self-acceptance). Then you don’t have to succumb to marketing from ads. If you know you are beautiful, then no-one can get to you!
How to Fall In Love With Yourself is a self-acceptance journal to remember who you are and what you want to be. This beautifully illustrated journal will help you achieve your true potential, and find the confidence to pursue your dreams, and love the skin your’e in. Take time to be kind, and embrace your uniqueness.
Elena Rossini is a talented Italian filmmaker, who made the documentary The Illusionists, on why men and women spend time and money eliminating wrinkles, bleaching their skin (or in Japan, having surgery to look like western women). Just love yourself as you are.
Everywhere an image, a phrase, a demand or a recommendation screaming for my attention, trying to sell me something, tell me who to be, what to desire and to need…. Something is missing: I can almost see the gap where it used to be. But it is not remarked upon. Nobody says a thing. Paul Kingsnorth
During her research, Elena discovered that ‘sad people make the best consumers’. She says ‘The message always seems to be you’re not okay just as you are, you need to spend money in order to be beautiful, and ultimately to be happy’. Beauty company Raw Gaia became the first in the world to never use phrases like ‘anti-aging’ on its packaging. Whether you’re 19 or 90, practice self-care.
If you imagine a woman who is 50 years, and she’s perfectly happy with her natural appearance (doesn’t wear any make-up, doesn’t care about clothing) – she’s not going to make corporations any money. In order to to maintain this endless cycle of consumption, the ideal is unattainable. Elena Rossini