From giving people a platform to speak their minds and being an outlet for self-expression to promoting body positivity, social media has so many positives. But with digital distortion and the comments section at the touch of a button, there’s a negative side to growing up on social media too. Now, young people can be exposed to unrealistic beauty standards and body shaming comments on a daily basis.
Alongside our partner Refinery29, we’re on a mission to empower the current and next generations with positive body confidence, self-esteem and self-love – so they can reach their full potential. In the third and final part of The Confidence Code series, 17-year old Miah Griffith talks to her mom, Marina Daquioag, about how being diagnosed with alopecia impacted her self-esteem and confidence growing up. Hear Miah talk candidly about her experience with body shaming after going bald, redefining beauty in the face of unrealistic beauty standards and what it took for her to finally accept herself with self-love and care.
Read on to hear Miah and Marina’s moving dialogue on the importance of nurturing self-esteem and confidence from an early age, pushing back against negativity online and learning to appreciate what makes you, you.