Honestly, I never used to notice there was a problem, however, as I've grown up and go into social media I see more and more 'empowerment' posts, pictures, videos and articles. I believe everyone is equal, quite genuinely and I think 'great! People deserve to feel good about themselves!'
On the other hand, I started to feel like there was nothing that really empowered me. I love that fact that people want larger women and women of different races in the media, but I'm a white size 6 (UK, in the UK that's a 2) girl, and it kind of feels like sometimes people don't want women like me...
I think it's great for everyone to be represented fairly in the media"
But I felt like nobody was trying to empower people like me"
Because, despite the fact that the media is filled white, slim women, they're not like me. Yes they're white, yes they're similar to my size. But they're perfect.
The people you see in the media are airbrushed, perfectly made up and have a whole set up of people to keep them that way.
Even if they do represent my size, my race, it will never represent me.
So in my mind, yes we should equality in media, but even if we do... It will never empower or represent real people.
That's why I think, "Yes! Let's have empowerment and equality in the media!"
But the media will never truly represent us...