With so much emphasis on how people look in today’s society I’ve found myself in search of body positive content. From social media accounts sharing in self-love to movies/tv shows promoting confident real women, there are hopefully changes on the horizon.
On days when you feel uncomfortable in your own skin, why not grab some snacks, a hot chocolate and snuggle down in front of a big Oled 4k Panasonic tv and join some of our much-loved celebs in a quest to like what you see.
The Mindy Project
Mindy Lahiri is a successful doctor, but when she leaves the office, all bets are off. She wants to become a more well-rounded woman, someone who is punctual, frugal and well-read instead of someone who’s obsessed with romantic comedies and likely to give an inappropriate toast at a wedding.
This is must watch for days when you are feeling low. With a strong dialogue and laughs aplenty this show’s packed with the inspiration and witt that you would expect from Kaling. I adored Mindy’s outlook on life and only wish there were more shows like it.
”I don’t weigh anything, I’m like a cloud.” – Mindy
Lena Dunham’s fearless comedy tackles female friendship through the eyes of four 20-somethings as they attempt to navigate the unpredictable waters of adulthood in New York.
What originally embarked on our tv screens as Sex and the City for the millennials, soon became a show that pushed the boundaries and showed that friendships like people come in all shapes and sizes.
With honest storylines and witty one liners, Girls is a show that crossed generations.
“No one could ever hate me as much as I hate myself… Any mean thing someone’s gonna say about me, I’ve already said to me, about me, probably in the last half hour.” – Hannah.
I Feel Pretty
A woman who struggles with feelings of insecurity and inadequacy on a daily basis wakes from a fall believing she is suddenly the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. With this newfound confidence, she is empowered to live her life fearlessly and flawlessly. But what will happen when she realizes her appearance never changed?
With a promising premise and some laugh out loud moments, this movie offers an insight into the mind of every woman’s worst critic, themselves.
Despite dividing viewers this is the type of film that leaves you with the realisation that you do that. You are the woman that compares yourself to others at the gym, the woman who believes that guy at the bar is looking at her friend and the woman who can’t see her positives for all her flaws.
This might not be the standard hilarity that you expect from Schumer but it is definitely a film with a message.
”I’ve always wondered what it feels like to be just undeniably pretty.” – Renee Barrett
Nappily Ever After
A soulful barber helps a woman piece her life back together after an accident at her hair salon makes her realize she is not living life to the fullest.
Unlike Renee in I feel Pretty, Violet is living what she believes is her perfect life. This story takes the idea of perfect and shows the viewer that the grass isn’t always greener.
This is a story that shows you need to be true to yourself in every aspect of your life.
”I’ve worked so hard to be everything he wanted.. And it still wasn’t good enough.” – Violet