As we continued our body image project this week, I (Kamady Rudd) wondered what it would be like to not wear makeup while on camera for the week.
I expected I'd get some feedback asking if I was getting enough sleep or if I was sick. I also assumed I would be embarrassed while on camera. Neither happened.
As soon as I was sent on breaking news, or went to my scheduled LaughFest story I forgot about my bare face and just focused on what I always focus on -- doing my job.
I am pleased with the result that I didn't ever feel like anyone treated me different on my story or in the newsroom. I have been pleasantly surprised by the outcome, especially since the idea came to me following an article I read that featured a study saying "Makeup Makes Women Appear More Competent."
I don't feel more or less competent wearing makeup. As much as I love not worrying about makeup, I also love wearing it sometimes. Thankfully, my West Michigan family seems to accept me either way.
WZZM has partnered with Grand Rapids Christian Radio station WCSG as part of the Seeing You project. There will be a body image panel discussion this Thursday at the Pinnacle Center in Hudsonville, featuring Women’s health writer and body image expert, Leslie Goldman.
Anyone in attendance is invited to ask questions of the panel.
Seeing You will help being a crucial conversation about the significant issues surrounding body image with our children, family and friends. For more information on how to get tickets, click here.
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