Words: Alysha Herrmann
My body did nothing to you.
Does anyone else remember being weighed in PE class at school? Do they still do that?
I’m not sure, but I think this is where one of my high school nicknames began.
Warm lights fill the centre of a dark room, where two young mums stand in front of an intimate audience, to talk about the dreams they hold for their children. Self love. Positive male role models. The confidence to shake off the increasing mountain of images of models, photoshopped within an inch of their lives.
Words: Jess Cullen
Over the past few weeks I have had an influx of invitations to hang out with people I don’t really know and don’t particularly like. Yep, it’s been 10 years since I graduated high school and the reunions are being planned.
My thoughts regarding the relevance of reunions in the day and age where you can get access to information about anyone you want to aside, props to the guys who are putting themselves out there to organize them – only to be turned down by party-poopers like me. Politely and with the utmost humility, of course.
Words: Lauren Moss
From Sunday the 9th February to the 14th February, I was incredibly lucky to join the winners of the ABC’s incredible program Heywire. I attended in the capacity of a mentor, representing headspace, a national organisation that I love, and for who I am a Youth Advisor. Heywire brings together approximately 40 young people from regional, rural and remote Australia every year to share their stories, and to work together on solutions that can be adopted by communities across Australia. Yep, it is an INSANELY huge opportunity for any young person wanting to make a change!
If you’re a driven, passionate person and you know what your goals are, that’s great.
Even when you have that clarity, the road to achieving them can feel scary, lonely and overwhelming.
You will need special people in your life who are leading the way in your field, or who have overcome their own adversity to succeed or who you just think are awesome people. A role model.
Lauren was lucky enough to spend the last week in Canberra with the ABC Heywire 2014 crew, mentoring a group of young world changers. From what I’ve heard, inspiration flowed both ways. Watch this space for a blog!
Get out there and meet like-minded people. Talk to them about your ideas, cheer each other on. Soak it up.
Quick! Get the MacBook out! I am feeling some words coming up! And I just took my watch off, so that’s a sign that I have a lot to say, right?!
I want to share a little snippet of my life with you, if you don’t mind. Skin Deep often shares the less positive body image stories (we’re all about honesty with some hope thrown in for good measure), but I have a feel-good one for you and this one is rising in my throat faster than I can keep up with. I just know I have to write something now, or the next unwitting stranger I see at the shops will cop an earful.
We love sharing with you the best body image pieces the interwebs have to offer. We have great pleasure in presenting this fantastic piece by Allan, originally posted on ajbisherenow.tumblr.com
We’ve touched on the impact of body image pressures for males before, and this piece is insightful, thought-provoking and eye-opening.
It’s long, but worth a read, so grab a comfy seat and get ready to have your mind blown!
Our Skin Deep community is made up of people all over Australia, or overseas, and we love that we can share our vision with you all. Part of our dream (that you probably already know), is to continue to share positive messages about creating our own ideals, understanding people have a story, and embracing your own kind of beautiful. Thank you for being part of that story with us!
There is another important part of our dream though.