Everywhere you look; there are magazines, billboards and advertisements telling us what we "should" look like. Every day we are under constant attack, being told that we aren't good enough, pretty enough, or worthy enough just as we are.
This is bullshit.
We are born with no knowledge of the false expectations that society is going to impose on us. When you look at children you can see the absolute freedom from that fear of judgement that we, as adults, face. Could you imagine what it would be like to just BE and not have to worry about whether or not you are living up to some arbitrary, bullshit standards?
It breaks my heart that there are so many people out there struggling with body image, or from the heavy burden of being judged by other people. The mainstream media is absolutely saturated with this garbage, picking on the weight of public figures, saying they need to dress their age, for their body type, or "bounce back" after childbirth. Fuck this!
First of all, it's bullshit because beauty standards in any given society are based on a variety of factors including culture, environment and moments in time. A good example of this would be the difference between the waif-like standard of beauty in the 1990’s (think Kate Moss) versus a fuller body type (like that of Kim Kardashian) presently.
Another reason that you should give exactly zero fucks about what society thinks you should look like is that you are a human being, and aging or starting a family has no importance whatsoever on your taste preferences or personal style. Nor should it!
Kick that shit to the curb.
You know what I would love to see? I would love to see a world where we focus on the important shit. A world where we place as much importance on how our fellow humans are being treated as we do towards how so-and-so looks in a bathing suit.
I would love to see a world where women feel free and confident to live their best life, flaunting their individual beauty without anyone telling them the parameters they should be comfortable in. I would love to see people everywhere fully embracing their true selves on the outside and the inside, without any fear of judgement or reprisal from others.
Who's with me?