I know I talk a lot about fashion and makeup but lets be honest, having cute clothes and flawless makeup is only part of being beautiful. I was always taught that beauty is what’s on the inside and I still hold that statement very close to my heart to this day. I understand how some people might disagree with that statement, however beauty is not what defines me and should not define anyone else. It seems like every day the media has a new picture of an average sized girl and they are calling her overweight and plus size. I’m not sure what world the media is living in however the world of double 0’s are long gone. Not only is it demeaning to women every where but it gives men the impression that an anorexic sized woman is, “normal.” The platform that this blog stands on is loving yourself and everything about yourself, I wish more people supported that platform.
I have the absolute pleasure of knowing quite a few young girls through church and it kills me that these are the images and taglines they are seeing. These girls come in all shapes and sizes and are ALL beautiful in their own way. They have all touched my heart and made an impact on how I view our future generations. I hear people talking all the time about how our young generations are so screwed up, but have you stopped to think that maybe it is because we have all let this get so far? When young women are only seeing these images and messages what do we expect?
I personally support being healthy not skinny. You may read this and laugh because obviously I’m no where near being skinny anyway, but I’m okay with that. I don’t want to be skinny, I want to be healthy! I have started eating more fruits and vegetables as well as working out and walking more. I feel so much healthier and my clothes are even starting to fit better! I challenge you as women to not worry so much about how much you weigh and worry more about what you eat! I also challenge you to help change this perception that being a healthy size 6 is considered, “plus size!”
Hope you all have a BEAUTIFUL evening! God Bless!