Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Real Women have Curves

There has been much controversy in the tabloids about many celebrities' weights, ranging from thick to thin, and all negative.

The sad part about this is that they truly believe how badly they treat their bodies will not affect others. they are so wrong. Teenage girls, kids, women, and even their children if any, take this as a cue to what is 'trendy' and what one is supposed to look like.

Eating Disorders and the obsesssion to be skinny have extrapolated over the past few years, and we all have to stand together and fight it. Fight against this unhealthy body image, educate ourselves about nutrition and proper exercise and moderation.

Looking at the pictures I collaged above just sickens me. Ew. I know it may be mean to say, but they must realize that they look like little boys with wigs on, not beautiful women in their prime. They look incredibly unhealthy, sickly even. It makes me want to invite them over to my house for some ice cream, chocolate, burgers, and all that good stuff. This may be weird to say, but just looking at them makes me hungry, no not to eat them, but, I feel like I can feel their hunger you know? LOL.

I can just imagine how Paris would’ve responded to this: “Anna Rexic? Who’s she?”

A few curves -- as sported by Banks, Kate Winslet, Beyonce and Drew Barrymore tend to be easier on the eyes than the my-skeleton-is-trying-to-escape-my-body look increasingly sported by starlets like Nicole Richie, Victoria Beckham, the Olsen twins, Keira Knightley,

Says Tyra Banks:
"I get so much mail from young girls who say, 'I look up to you, you're not as skinny as everyone else, I think you're beautiful.' So when they say that my body is 'ugly' and 'disgusting,' what does that make those girls feel like?"

You tell'em Tyra. I just love her, and how she has taken a stand against the media on this hot topic. She really does use her show for the better, getting her message out there that what she looks like is not bad, that she is healthy, and that curves are sexy. Embrace your body. Love yourself and take care of yourself.

I even have my own body image story.
I have learned from a young age that eating healthy is vital. I did go through a phase where I was not as healthy as I should have been, and I felt pressure to lose weight because my 'curves were not cool.'

Since I was in grade five I developed wider hips, boobs, and a butt. As a dancer my thighs were strong and thick, and as a figure skater my calfs were big and lean. Nothing was skinny about me, well except my arms [haha].

I had a friend who was just stick thin (naturally, and because she had not hit puberty until years after I had), and she always made fun of me because I 'had a big butt' or my boobs were big. Not my fault really, I exercised alot and was always involved in one physical activity or another, and always ate very healthy, growing up on a farm and all. Plus my grandma would just not have us being 'scrawny', because just like the Mom off of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' she would 'snap us like chickens.'

As a kid, I was a very picky eater, and quite scrawny. I would be full just by eating a half of a Pizza Pop! My baby sitter and my mom called me chicken legs. So I ate more, alot more. But that consisted of tomatoes, chocolate milk, and apples. Nothing bad, I just hit puberty one summer, and perhaps was a little scared and shocked by this new body of mine.

Even some boys teased me about my bubble butt in grade 8. It made me feel awful and so embarrassed.

But you know what?

Eventually those boys came to, well, lets say appreciate those new curves. Because like all boys who have hit puberty, boobs and butts are sexy.

And, even though it may be a stupid reason, I began to accept and love my body.

And that skinny girl who was still my friend, well I think that she was jealous all along, and that is why she made fun of my voluptuous figure, because I began to take the attention of the boys.

Well, what can I say. Curves won.

And now, I eat alot, most of the time uber healthy, but sometimes I cheat. I love chocolate, and Wendys french fries and frostys. I also love Dairy Queen.

And you know what?

I don't care. Because when I go to the beach. I am the one the guys are checkin out, not those skinny chicks beside me who stare at me and refuse to eat infront of people.

Because the one I am trying to impress is me. Its about how I feel about myself, how healthy I feel, and just downright indulging myself every once in a while, not afraid of those few extra calories.

I have declared Body Peace.

Follow the lead started by starlets like Beyonce and Tyra, as well as Dove's campaign for real beauty.

So why don't you?

Because we are all beautiful, we are sexy.

Love your curves. <3


Anonymous said...

Imagine how gorgeous those Olsen twins could be if they had curves, and were healthy and exercise and were not obsessed with the grotesque skinny craze that the celebrities and rest of the world are subject to. They are really beautiful, if only they didnt look like praying mantis'.

raphaela. said...

I love the curves of tyra.
she is sooo beautiful.

But I also like the olson twins...they are very very small. It would`nt look so well,if they have a lot of curves.

But Paris Hilton,Lindsay,Keira&Co. don`t look like beautiful women.

Ms M said...

this is such a well written piece! i really agree; food isnt a punishment and it really is a crazy vicious cycle. Bone is for the dogs my friend!