A staggering 35% of women say they feel less attractive on video conferences than they do in real life, and the long-term effects of those feelings begin to carry over into day-to-day life.
Over the years, I’ve treated my body poorly – like an abusive partner, really. Demeaning. Degrading. Withholding and then asking for more and more and more.
It’s why I wear my fancy shoes with jeans on Fridays. It’s why my most expensive jeans will inevitably be covered in muddy paw prints and dog fur on Sunday afternoons.
In the past five years, my perspective on weight and, in particular, owning a scale has shifted.
From my thin, clear acetate cat-eye frames to my heavy, black-rimmed wayfarers, I’ve always felt like myself in glasses.