Ladies and Gentleman, I come to you today with something that has been on my mind for a couple of days, and now, Ive come across something that only strengthens its presence in my mind.
So, honestly, I can't see how in the WORLD people are thinking that becoming a skeleton is "art". Despite the Council of Fashion Designers of America's attempts to raise awareness about eating disorders, girls are still scarily underweight. Let me just say, WOMEN ARE SCIENTIFICALLY SUPPOSED TO HAVE BREASTS! WHETHER THEY LOOK LIKE MOSQUITO BITES OR MELONS, THEYRE THERE!!! AND YOU CANT CHANGE THAT! THATS THE HUMAN BODY AND FAME OR FASHION DOES NOT EXCLUDE ONE FROM BEING A HUMAN BEING. AND ONCE YOU GET PAST SEVENTEEN, ITS GOING TO BE VERY HARD TO KEEP FROM DEVELOPING CURVES, EVEN IF THEY ARE VERY SMALL.
And it doesnt just affect ;people in the fashion idustry. Its the general public. I am 5'0 3/4 and 113-115 pounds depending on the day..and I have found myself sometimes looking in the mirror at my curves that I gained genetically and from ballet and acrobats, wishing I were thinner. Why? I love my body. I love the way I look. But for me, its been about fitting in the cruel fashion world. So, then, I awake out of that trance and slap myself, so to speak, and realize that I am beautiful, and those people I see dont even feel beautiful. Theyre depressed. This all brings me to what I stumbled across this morning...
She has decided to take a stand. She speaks out on her blog, and you can read it all here.
Its a must read. And take time to look at some of the comments. Loads of young girls commented, telling that they were aspiring models and how they feel like its an impossible dream because of how the agencies critized their already tiny bodies. There was a thirteen year old girl who said she had tried to lose weight so she could model. THIRTEEN! And one commenter said that she went to a ralph lauren shoot with her friend who was the model. The model had lost all the weight she could, and was withered away to nothing. They were still shaving pounds off of her on photoshop.
Anyway, Im gonna just let you read it and get off my soapbox. I'm long winded, I know, but Im going to close with this...
People. Guys and Girls included.
YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL.
Do NOT think that you have to look like what
you see in magazines, because not even those
people look like that. Whether you are long and lanky or short and petit or medium and curvy...
YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL.