Let’s talk about body image in the media: it’s a term that is loosely thrown around in conversation and in pop culture discourse. Most importantly, body image refers to how each of us perceive our own body, not how it really looks. However, our body image is real to all of us. It is our truth. So, what happens when our perception is challenged by the media, for example? Most recently, Kim Kardashian’s pregnancy and her weight became a headline topic of conversation, focusing not on her health or her unborn baby’s health, but instead strictly on her physical appearance. While Kim admitted to British Vogue that the level of scrutiny and criticism made her “insecure,” what would have happened if Kim truly believed all the negative commentary? Her body image would have been irrevocably altered. The pressure to look a certain way whether pregnant or not is real. It is in the media; it is around us everywhere, from off-handed comments to the obvious magazine covers. What matters is how we process this bombardment: do all the micro-aggressions against a seemingly health body image prevail or do we remain steadfast and say, “I love myself just as I look?” The choice is yours.