This article is incredible. Please Please please click on the link and read about how an Australian model has slammed a swimwear company for without her permission photoshopping her pictures and using the photoshopped pictures to depict a thinner her to sell their swimwear.
“This industry is crazy!!!! It is NOT OKAY to alter a woman’s body to make it look thinner,” – She said. She also pointed out that she’s a size 8, not a size 4.
We have young girls with eating disorders even before their growth spurt is complete because fat is not in and thin is the only acceptable way.
We have children taking their own lives because of bullying – be it verbal,physical, emotional or by isolation) because they don’t fit in.
A faceless corporation cannot tell us what beautiful is or how to approach it.
Vote with your feet. Vote with your wallet. You have the power!
Two of my friends recently went shopping and left dejected and frustrated. The one (recently pregnant) said to the other (recently gained weight) “I am so sorry. Is this how feel all the time?” Every stall they encountered, every time they asked. The ‘thin’ women told them point blank that they don’t “stock dresses for THEIR size”!!!
I have always been a curvy girl and it took me a long time to accept my African curves as beautiful.
Right now in my 30s, I’m having the time of my life. My daughters WILL know the difference between curvy and obese but will also know the difference between stereotypes and real beautiful!
I am Beautiful, Empowered, Visionary
I am @BeautifulPetal