"I'm bringing Rubenesque back!"

I recently came across this posted on a friends Facebook wall and absolutely fell in love with it. It reminded me of the photo that circulated around the interwebz a few months ago of the beautiful plus size model, Tara Lynn.

"There are 3 billion women who don't look like supermodels and only 8 who do."

The story posted with the picture is as follow:

A while back, at the entrance of a gym, there was a picture of a very thin and beautiful woman. The caption was "This summer, do you want to be a mermaid or a whale?"

The story goes, a woman (of clothing size unknown) answered the following way:

"Dear people, whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, seals, curious humans), they are sexually active and raise their children with great tenderness.
They entertain like crazy with dolphins and eat lots of prawns. They swim all day and travel to fantastic places like Patagonia, the Barents Sea or the coral reefs of Polynesia.
They sing incredibly well and sometimes even are on cds. They are impressive and dearly loved animals, which everyone defend and admires.

Mermaids do not exist.

But if they existed, they would line up to see a psychologist because of a problem of split personality: woman or fish?
They would have no sex life and could not bear children.
Yes, they would be lovely, but lonely and sad.
And, who wants a girl that smells like fish by his side?

Without a doubt, I'd rather be a whale.

At a time when the media tells us that only thin is beautiful, I prefer to eat ice cream with my kids, to have dinner with my husband, to eat and drink and have fun with my friends.

We women, we gain weight because we accumulate so much wisdom and knowledge that there isn't enough space in our heads, and it spreads all over our bodies.
We are not fat, we are greatly cultivated.
Every time I see my curves in the mirror, I tell myself: "How amazing am I ?! "

I was stunned by the amount of people who said that this woman was unhealthy and ugly because she had rolls. Being 'plus size' does not make someone unhealthy. This woman, if I had to guess, is about a size 14, which is the average size of a woman in America. Not to mention, if she wasn't comfortable with herself I'm sure she wouldn't be posing nude! Fat being ugly? That just breaks my heart people actually feel this way. Why are people SO judgmental??! Who determines what is considered "Fat" and what is considered "Skinny" and what is considered "beautiful" and what is "ugly"?

Take care of your body and be happy in your own skin. If you are a healthy at the size you are then by all means, be HAPPY!

And don't judge!!  Is "fat"really the worst thing a human being can be? How about 'vindictive', 'shallow', or 'cruel'?

1 comment:

Banana Makeup said...

I love this, so true...