i have something to sayyyy...
this isn't an angry blog,
just more of a "maybe think about it" blog.
here's the deal:
lately i've been noticing a trend in blogs, articles, etc.
these articles are usually about self esteem, body image, etc.
which, is totally great.
but, some of the statements made therein are not-totally-great.
statements along the lines of...
"who says i need to be a size 2??"
"all those skinny girls look anorexic anyway!"
"real women have curves!"
well now, hang on there.
some women ARE size 2.
and some women are size 6.
and some women are size 10.
and some women are size 14.
and some of them are thin.
and some of them are curvy.
and some of them are flat-chested.
and some are tall.
and some are short.
none of them are wrong.
and they're all "real women," thank you.
self esteem is great.
loving your own body is great.
but saying another body type is wrong?
i don't think healthy body image has much to do with throwing another body type under the bus.
that mindset actually sounds like the opposite of healthy.
so, you know,
champion your own bodies!
but don't hate on skinny girls to make your point.
and for the record,
saying "you're so skinny! i hate you!" to another person
is not an acceptable statement or joke or greeting or whatever the hezz it's supposed to be.
let me tell you, there's truth dripping from your sarcastic remarks,
and THAT is not attractive or OK.
so, you know...
don't be a mean girl.
being thin doesn't make life automatically easy,
and it doesn't make all your problems go away,
and it doesn't mean you'll automatically love everything about your body.
and if you're under the delusion that it will,
then you have bigger fishies to fry, my friends.
and before you tell me, "but you don't know what it's like! all the actresses are skinny! all the models are skinny! the media says skinny is in!"
then let me remind you,
maybe you should take a closer look at what sources you are letting tell you what is "in."
if you're going to listen solely to the media or any other external source to tell you what is right or wrong for your body and your life and your talents and your goals, etc.
then you're always going to be disappointed in yourself.
....and that has nothing to do with being thin.
also, here i am, wearing a crown:
i actually think everyone's self esteem would improve if we all got to wear paper crowns at least once a day.
sometimes i wear a size 2 and that doesn't make me the enemy,