Rock The Naked Truth (RTNT) is a body image movement that reaches out to others who are facing self-esteem and confidence struggles. After overcoming more than a decade of body image issues myself, I hope to inspire others to find confidence in their bodies through fitness, as well as encourage them to take care of their body well. Advocating healthy methods of getting in shape, RTNT promotes an active lifestyle and embraces inner beauty. Most importantly, one of the main objectives of the movement is to bring together a support community to motivate each other.
Through RTNT, I hope to help as many people as possible to accept that it's ok to be imperfect and to learn to overcome their insecurities through our programmes and initiatives. We should try to appreciate the functionality of our bodies (ie. what it can do for us) and not try to force it into a size that it is not, just so we can be accepted by others. Your self-worth should not be defined by your appearance.
We love that you encourage others to be comfortable in their own skin and find confidence through fitness. What do you think is the hardest part to overcome that makes it difficult for some to fully embrace their body?
I think one of the toughest challenges in fully embracing their bodies is that people hold a perceived image of themselves - they compare themselves to others, they hold an ideal image of how they should look like. Because of that, they try to do everything they can to look like that ideal body they want. We need to learn to let go of these societal perceptions. We don't need to look like anyone, we don't need to be of a certain shape to be accepted.