Well-known for her hilarity on both SNL and NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, comedian Amy Poehler is hosting an internet talk show these days called “Smart Girls at the Party.” Much to many’s surprise, she takes on some pretty important topics, especially in her “Ask Amy” segment in which she answers questions submitted by viewers.
This week, Amy took on an issue that countless women struggle with: body image. The question submitted read: “What advice would you give to a young woman with body issues? I’ve never been happy with my body and I feel like it’s preventing me from loving myself.”
Amy had some wise words to say on the topic and we couldn’t help but share. One of her best pieces of advice? ‘Try to picture yourself talking to your younger sister or your own daughter, because you would tell them that they’re beautiful and you wouldn’t be lying, because she is.’
The next time you look in the mirror and start picking yourself apart, remember Amy’s advice: Every body is different, and we’ll be happier in life if we learn to let go of the things that don’t matter be it our round bottom or our seemingly too-square chin. We may already know that, but it’s always good to remind ourselves from time to time.
September 11th, 2012