Keira Knightley recently did a photo shoot. Nothing unusual there for the mega-star. But this was different. She was topless. She had certain conditions for the shoot. She required that nothing be re-touched or enlarged. She said that we are sending such a damaging message to girls and young women around the world about needing to have “perfect” bodies and it causes an on-going cycle of low self-esteem and bad body images. These girls and young women grow into adults who don’t feel good about themselves.
In my book, Sizzle, my main character, Mackenzie, deals with some of these problems. They are always devastating to young girls.
Kudos to Keira for taking a stand and adding her celebrity to a really worthwhile cause!