we need to talk about self-love culture

The concept of “self-love” has been having a moment for what, now – a decade or so? We tout it as an excuse to buy expensive bath bombs and invest in silky lingerie. We call it a movement, a sudden change of thought. We hashtag it on our selfies, even when we don’t believe it.…

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selfie love shoot

Yesterday, my boyfriend pulled up his Instagram to show me a boudior photo shoot one of his high school classmates had recently done. “Love Yourself,” she had captioned it. He’d never seen anything like this before, but he remembered this particular girl being quite the tomboy when he’d known her. A straight frame, flat chest,…

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