"I'm not a model." As a blogger I hear it all the time when I ask family or friends to take a photo for my blog. Yes, even in this freelance form of media, blogging, people have a perception that photos should represent an ideal. But there in lies the problem, that 'ideal' which the modern media has perpetuated for countless years. Archeological research has shown even the first form of media communication, cave drawings, used exaggeration and editorial liberties to communicate traits such as power and strength. Our brains have been trained to respond to perfected stimuli, and as a consequence many modern women and men feel less sufficient when staring at themselves in the mirror.
What Daughter Says: Take that confidence striking poses in the bathroom mirror and rock your body in the real world. You are a model.