Thin is NOT in.
Can someone please tell me why people are calling Jessica Simpson fat on the covers of magazines?
All over the world, especially New york and California, girls are sticking fingers down their throats, avoiding food at all costs, and are dying from self-mutilation. I blame the media, I blame the magazines, I blame it all. I can’t tell you how many girls I have seen strutting their stuff down the Soho streets as If its soooo cool that you can see their knee bones. I don’t think weight determines whether a person is beautiful or TALENTED at that. I can’t tell you how many “not size 0” girls I know who are talented and intelligent who feel they have NO chance at all in this business because of their weight. Sadly they are right, In fact..You don’t even have to HAVE TALENT to be a star these days, you just have to be pretty and skinny. Thank god for Jennifer Hudson, Salma Hayek, and other female celebrities who embrace their curves without ever letting the media affect their self-esteem. They make it possible for young girls who idolize them, to respect their own bodies and love themselves for who they are. Celebrities like Lindsey Lohan and Angelina Jolie have disappointed me, I can only imagine how their body images have affected so many girls who look up to them.
Why is it that a “size 6” defines “fat”? Who said “fat” was ugly? Who said “fat” people have no talent?
Now..I love food, I couldn’t possibly think about ever letting a magazine or anything on TV affect the way I feel about my body. It’s like a bad plague, women who get tans every 2 days, plastic surgery, and starving themselves to be what they all think is the “perfect woman”. Soon we’ll all REALLY be “Barbie and Ken” dolls, just plastic people who go around with fake noses and tits as if no body knows it. Their are only a few occasions where it is necessary to get plastic surgery like accidents or other really bad situations, but if you were born a fully healthy structured person..you don’tneed it. That’s just my opinion.
I’m really passionate about this subject, I know there are so many girls out there who need guidance, who are easily influenced by the media. I mean, I help women everyday, women in their 40’s and 50’s who don’t like their bodies at my job. I work at a lingerie store and I have to fit about 15-25 women a day into a bra. It’s amazing how they all seem to have 1 thing they complain about, insecurities that aren’t even visible, insecurities that don’t exist until they tell everyone about it.
I’m not saying I don’t have insecurities, I just don’t feed into them as much as I used to, now I just learn to accept it. This is who I am, if someone doesn’t like it, they can keep it moving. I exhausted myself with thoughts about my insecurities until one day I said “fuck this, I’m not going to stress it anymore..this is my body, this is what god gave me, and this is how it will stay”. Everyone is different, but that’s what makes us beautiful. Don’t wait for anyone to tell you “your beautiful”, learn how to love yourself first so it wouldn’t need to be said.