Posts tagged with ‘body image’
We see fake people every day in ads and fashion spreads. Airbrushed, pore-less women are selling us soap that’ll clear blemishes. Bodies are Photoshopped to look slimmer as they pose in designer dresses, sometimes ending in a complete disaster. In a weird way, we’ve been used to consuming false images, but we’re also a little more keen to the fact that people don’t actually look like plastic in real life. That’s why as much as I critique the means in which the media packages women, I’ve never thought, “Wow, why don’t I look like that?”
We’re sick of hearing the backhanded compliment, “You’re not fat, you’re beautiful.” Click here to see the 20 annoying things that only fat girls understand.
Kesha just penned a beautiful essay about her struggle with an eating disorder. Click here to see her brave thoughts on body image issues young women like her face.
Dear big breasted ladies: how much do you hate phrase “anything more than a handful’s a waste”? Is it as much as we do? Click here to see 25 more of the most annoying things you’ll only understand if you have big boobs!
Anonymous asked: Yesterday, as I walked from my car to a club, a girl looked at me and said "if you're gonna wear something like that, at least have the body for it". I went back to my car and cried. I've been thinking about that a lot. It makes me so sad. I have very low self-esteem. How can I stop caring about what happened? How can I just wear whatever I want and not be scared thinking "I don't have the body for this"? I feel so bad. I just don't know how to stop feeling insecure about myself.
We’ve been there. It’s hard not to take immature and nasty remarks like that to heart but you have to realize those comments are a result of her insecurities. Everyone, I repeat, everyone, has body image issues. Here are some great body confidence articles to help you boost your self-esteem and realize how beautiful and awesome you are:
We also have a wonderful and supportive forum dedicated to body issues here.
P.S. To quote Inner subversion:
How to dress for your shape: are you human-shaped? Play up your confidence and natural sex appeal by wearing whatever the f*** you want.
Life Tip: As the weather gets warmer, continue to wear whatever the f*** you want. Flaunt everything or keep it cool under cover. Dress to make yourself feel rad.
How to get a bikini body: Put a bikini on your body.
Want sexy own-the-beach summer legs? Shave, or don’t because they’re your f****** legs.
Is this a sincere homage to pubic hair or an insincere way to get people talking? I don’t know, but either way I’m cool with it. Here’s why.
Did you/do you have the same problem?
We’ve been socialized to be so criticalof ourselves that our insecurities tend to spiral out of control. We’re convinced that someone is actually paying attention to the hair on our knuckles or is disgusted by our crop top bearing a stomach that definitely doesn’t boast rock hard abs.
But it’s exhausting to hate the way we look. We’ll never be 100 percent satisfied with our appearance, but it’s important that we find little ways to stop hating ourselves so much. That’s why you should follow these 14 body image resolutions that you should follow in 2014. Baby steps, girls. Baby steps!
Screw resolutions that are about punishing yourself instead of loving yourself. Here are some resolutions that are actually attainable and don’t suck.