Monday, 6 February 2012

It's been a while...

So I realise that it's been a while read nearly a year since I last updated but I've been rather busy
with college (dull) working (not bad) and various other things.
Anyway the reason why I decided to update was because I wanted to speak about something to all of you
 it's about a certain image that's been doing the rounds lately I'm sure you all know it, the one which has a row of modern day ultra thin celebs at the top and a row of celebs from a past era all of which are curvy or bigger than the standard model size, with the capption when did this become more beautiful than this?
 Do you want to know the answer to that question? No? Well tough because I'm going to tell you the answer and it is... It didn't everybody no matter their size or shape is beautiful and just like I've always said I will not put up with fat shaming I will also not put up with scrutinising people for being two thin because most of the people who are so quick to judge someone have no idea what it's like to constantly be told that you're too thin or "eat a sandwich" and you know what the really sickening thing is? We put them there with our magazines that scream out at us that thin is beautiful, advert after advert after advert each telling us about a quick fix miracle for weight loss. We are constantly being bombarded with all these messages and it infuriates me. Society is the reason that 60% of young girls under the age of 10 are unhappy with their weight, why one in 3 14-25 year olds will develop some form of eating disorder, and why 92% of CHILDREN feel like they can't talk to their parents about their eating habits. And it needs to stop.
 You are not your bra size, nor are you the width of your waist, nor are you the slenderness of your calves. You are not your hair color, your skin color, nor are you a shade of lipstick. Your shoe size is of no consequence. You are not defined by the amount of attention you get from males, females, or any combination thereof. You are not the number of sit-ups you can do, nor are you the number of calories in a day. You are not your mustache. You are not the hair on your legs. You are not a little red dress. You are no amalgam of these things. You are the content of your character. You are the ambitions that drive you. You are the goals that you set. You are the things that you laugh at and the words that you say. You are the thoughts you think and the things you wonder. You are beautiful and desirable not for the clique you attend, but for the spark of life within you that compels you to make your life a full and meaningful one. You are beautiful not for the shape of the vessel, but for the volume of the soul it carries.