Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Weighty Topic

Today I was going to write about something really important, like ways to wear boots, but instead I want to share something that's been on my mind since I overheard some high school age girls shopping at Nordstrom on Monday.  One girl asked the other if she saw a dress in her size, and answer was "Nope, just Large."  The other girl replied "Gross!" and both of them laughed. 

I'm sure they meant nothing by it, but I thought it was really sad that they think it's gross to wear anything larger than a Medium or Small.  Then, I was playing around online and read about how people consider gorgeous women like Cheryl Burke and Kim Kardashian to be fat because they have curves and there isn't a gap between their thighs when they stand up.

Source: via Haley on Pinterest

I think they're both beautiful, and would be thrilled to look as they do!   Curvy is not a synonym for fat, and I am sad that lots of girls can't tell the difference.

I'm not here to be preachy, but I wanted to pass on a great article that got a lot of attention a few months ago.  It's about being careful about how you speak to little girls, and I think it's so important.  You can read it here.  I think the two girls at the mall probably ended up with their perception of size and beauty thanks to the adults in their life and the media.  We all know that we're unlikely to see many size 10 sitcom stars and supermodels any time soon, sad as it may be, but we can set good examples now and not beat ourselves up every chance we get. A little positivity goes a long way!

And now that we're being positive, I challenge you to write down three compliments to yourself.  Do it!


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