Plastic Beauty

Oct 31

Watch the video if you haven’t already seen it.

This is why I’ve decided not to lose those last 10 pounds again. Even though I know intellectually that women aren’t supposed to look like Barbie dolls, I feel like there’s something wrong with me. Isn’t that silly?

Why on earth are American women taught by advertisers and the fashion industry that plastic beauty is the ideal? What’s wrong with a normal length neck, curvy hips and thighs, and skin that has actual pores?

PlasticBeautyI’ve decided it’s really okay to stop trying to wear my size 6 jeans. Yes, they fit last year, but I was almost too thin. I’ve put on a few pounds and I still look fine.

Heck, my friend the personal trainer told me that I look great. She should know what’s “normal” and healthy. Isn’t it time to give up on plastic beauty?

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