BODY-SHAMING

Body-shaming is something I have to deal with every day. From the moment I wake up in the mornings, I do not feel like I'm an adequate example of beauty. I live in Miami, a city that focuses a lot on 'looks'. I've been turned down from jobs because I don't have bigger breasts, or because I'm not dressed more provocatively. I get very nervous whenever I have to apply for jobs because I feel that once they see me, I will not get the job. I try to not let it get to me, but it's difficult when your life depends on it. It's very sad. I know many qualified individuals that won't get jobs in the city because of the (at times) unrealistic beauty standards.

ICZA AVILA

The Creatist Strategist. Lover of al things sustainable and karmic, with an unsatiable thirst for culture. Currently working as a Growth Consultant with expertise in areas of branding, marketing, advertising, copywriting, and product design. Proud to be a Squarespace Circle Member.