Four years ago on October 17th, we kicked off Body Confidence Day on Instagram. It was all about getting the conversation going around body image and to create a community where we accept and celebrate ourselves — and each other — for the amazing individuals that we are, while starting a movement of support, awareness, and discussion around body image using the hashtag #PerfectlyMe.
Well, it's October 17th again — and the self-acceptance revolution continues. Last year, we had thousands of girls take part, but this year, we want it to be even bigger — and we need your help to do it.
Here's how you can get involved:
1. Show off your most confident self.
Starting right now, post photos and videos of yourself, your friends, and anyone who inspires you to embrace yourself to Instagram with #PerfectlyMe. We'll regram pics tagged with @Seventeen and #PerfectlyMe all month long!
2. Share stories from girls who inspire you.
Hearing from people who talk openly about their #PerfectlyMe journeys inspires us all to feel more confident. Meet teens like Kendall, 16, who thinks her muscles are amazing (uh, yeah!); or Cydnie, 17, who, as a model, refuses to be a "copy and paste" of someone else (preach!). Find more empowering stories from girls just like you at seventeen.com/perfectlyme.
3. Channel a body image role model.
May we suggest our October digital cover star Madelaine Petsch? “When I first moved to LA, I thought I always had to have makeup on and look perfect, because what if I ran into a casting director in the grocery store,” Madelaine told Seventeen. “Now, I‘m around so many empowering women. We remind each other to be funny and embrace who we are. I don’t feel any pressure about being perfect on social media anymore. I'm showing my true self all the time. I’m just being me.” Read her full interview here.
Or maybe your body image role model inspired you to embrace your body with a new sense of fashion? Tell us who has inspired your body-loving style this year! Maybe it was Sofia Carson?!
We also can't wait to hear about your journey! Remember to tag #PerfectlyMe in IG Stories, IGTV or on your feed so we can hear all about what it is you cherish about yourself.
Happy Body Confidence Day, everyone! This is just the beginning. 💥
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