In today’s digital world, it might seem like we’re a million miles away from the era of glossy magazines showcasing photoshopped bodies and flawless, airbrushed skin. But, social media sets unrealistic beauty standards too. Now, with filters and digital distortion apps available at our fingertips, young people are seeing the same kind of unrealistic ideals on their feeds – and feeling the same pressure when they’re scrolling.
Alongside Refinery29 and our three mother-daughter duos, we’re building confidence and self-esteem through The Confidence Code. Together, we want to empower young people with body confidence, self-esteem and self-love – so they can be positive role models and inspire generations to come. Next up, PhD student and body-positive model Han Na Shin sits down with her mom, Ae Jin for a candid conversation about beauty stereotypes, body shaming, and rebuilding confidence by creating a community online. Read on to hear her speak openly about her experiences emigrating from Korea, growing up in an immigrant household and how the notion of ‘The American Dream’ impacted her self-esteem and confidence.
Hear our mother-daughter dream team chat about breaking beauty standards, cultural expectations and building confidence by finding your voice online below.