Ok I just have to share this video with you all, it’s Australian comedian Adam Hills on the subject of women’s magazines and body image:
I adore Adam Hills. He’s cute, funny, and most importantly… nice. Nice is much maligned, considered boring, but give me nice over cool or edgy or rich or powerful any day.
A couple of years I saw Adam live on his Inflatable tour. He was hilariously funny, as he usually is, but I walked away so inspired by his performance. At the crux of the entire gig was the message that he wanted to be one of the people who is an “inflater”. Someone who, when you spend time with them, makes you feel great, who inflates your self esteem and lifts you up. As opposed to a “deflater”, who makes you feel bad about yourself and brings you down.
I want to be an inflater. I want to be around other inflaters in my life.