Television and print media generally portrays beauty as wafer thin, size two model-types with jutting hip and collar bones; however, they actually represent the picture of inadequate nutrition. The purpose of using these models is to provide their audience with this false image of beauty. Although beauty is in the eye of the beholder, if we were to ignore the socially accepted characteristics of beauty and be honest with ourselves, we would acknowledge that true beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. It is not found at the bottom of a bottle of diet pills and laxatives, nor is it found on a plate void of everything but a head of lettuce. Beauty is that which comes naturally, is embraced completely “as is” and is undeniable.
August 15, 2009
Why are so many women obsessed with resorting to drastic means to eliminate what is present by design? For example, let’s look at a woman’s curves. We are created and formed just the way we were meant to be, yet thousands of women dangerously starve themselves and workout incessantly, just to achieve the look mainstream media says is beautiful and the most desirable. Exercising and dieting should be done in moderation to enhance, not to permanently eliminate what adds to our physical appeal. Unfortunately, since artificial images of beauty, complete with heavy airbrushing, are forced on us everyday, there is no wonder so many young women and girls are confused and struggle with self-esteem issues.
Beauty comes in all shapes, sizes and colors, and should never be used to lead us to believe we have to be carbon copies. We must determine for ourselves what makes us beautiful and embrace and celebrate it. With every line and curvy design, we are created beautifully!
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