I decided we all needed a short break from the shame and vulnerability discussions, but I do want to close out the series on Brené Brown’s work by talking about the very real pressure that women today feel around their looks. It’s rare to find a young woman who feels genuinely confident about her physical appearance, and comfortable with her imperfections. The cosmetic surgery industry is largely built on a foundation of female shame.
According to Brown, girls today are raised with this objective:
Look perfect. Do perfect. Be perfect.
“How we look is the primary trigger for shame: not being thin, young and beautiful enough.”