Mirror Oppression

Share This Post

I remember my Mom sitting in front of her mirror in my parents’ bedroom daily:
putting on make up and criticizing herself, taking off make up and criticizing herself.
She was never fully satisfied with the way she looked.

I remember her pressing out spots on my face, and my Dad saying to me while I squealed in pain: “to be pretty – you have to suffer.”

Like most of us,  I grew up seeing my mother crushed by cultural dictates. I inherited from my Mom (like most of us) the

Tyranny of the mirror:

Instead of seeing beauty reflected back at me, I heard inner judgments, and a litany of inner criticism each time I looked in the mirror, for years…

Does this sound familiar to you?

My way out of the oppression of the mirror begun with the realization that I can shift my focus from how my body LOOKS to how it FEELS!

The mirror shifted for me: instead of seeing an oppressor I now see a friend.

Having taken this journey for myself I know this:
If we don’t shift how we see our body, if we don’t make the mirror a friend we risk raising daughters and granddaughters under the same dictatorship of the looking glass.

I’m thrilled to offer you a way out!

The Self Loving Queen Academy
Read more HERE

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

More To Explore

Trauma Release
Body Image

Trauma Release

Jennifer from the UK asked: “How to Heal traumas as I move on in life?” Indeed, how necessary is it to carry our traumas? What

Feel Good Being You
Body Image

Feel Good Being You

So many women tell me they don’t feel OK being who they are. Some dislike their looks, others can’t find their gift, and most compare themselves