For a while now, I’ve noticed this particular hashtag #LoveThySelfiePledge has been circulating the web.The first time I saw this hashtag was about two months ago on Instagram when I noticed a famous celebrity had posted a photo of herself with the hashtag #LoveThySelfiePledge. I noticed in the description that this celebrity had been challenged to do the #LoveThySelfie challenge by one of her family members. In addition, she also included a brief description of what the challenge was about. Apparently the challenge was created in order to promote self love and to remind people to always love themselves, no matter what the social standard of beauty may be. When I clicked on the hashtag I noticed a variety of photos, including people without makeup on, plus size women in swimwear, and people simply showing appreciation for who they are.
I believe that this is a great pledge and that as humans, love is the most powerful of emotions we could ever feel. We each deserve to love ourselves and take time to appreciate who we are as individuals. Not only does this help improve our self confidence, it also teaches us to love our “flaws.” This pledge not only helps empower people, it also helps us come closer to the person we want to be.