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RY11: Using Selfies As a Tool of Reclamation with Vivienne McMcmaster

On today’s episode on the Reclaiming You Podcast I interview Vivienne McMaster. She is a photographer, workshop leader and positive body image advocate from Vancouver, Canada. She who helps folks around the world see themselves with compassion through their own camera lens. Her photographs have been seen in such places as Oprah.com, CBC News and The Huffington Post. The camera and self-portraiture helped her heal her own negative body image and she’s now on a mission share the tools that helped her make that happen. She helps folks choose compassion over critique, and reclaim body neutrality through the camera. You can more about her at HERE.

Things we chat about in this episode: 

  • How she started her journey with photography and body acceptance.
  • How shifting the lens you see yourself through can have an impact on how you view yourself.
  • How to through the road block that selfies are “narcissistic” and reclaim it to be healing.
  • The idea around being self centered, and how we need that.
  • How the more we take selfies the less critical we will become of them.
  • How to work through those “bad photo” thoughts.
  • How photos can help us neutralize and normalize how we view our bodies.
  • How there is a difference between seeing ourselves in the mirror versus photos.
  • How to choose compassion over criticism on this journey.
  • How selfies can be an act of self-care.
  • Vivienne’s tips to help you start seeing yourself through a compassionate lens.

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