Sunday, October 16, 2011
So I was reading a blog yesterday with this picture. Its basically saying that a model needs this much plastic surgery to look like Barbie and even though it is surgically possible, we shouldn't be doing it. When I started reading this story, I like the idea behind it, it makes the notion of trying to look like barbie seem ridiculous. Everyone, even models have their imperfections and instead of trying to change them, we should be embracing them.
The part that made me really sad was that a 15 year old girl saw this photo and thought "if a girl as pretty as that has to change so much to be perfect, it made me wonder how much more I’d have to change." It's so terrible to have young girls thinking like that, it leaves me speechless.
I keep thinking about this story and it makes me want to take action. I want to encourage girls to feel good about themselves and stop comparing themselves to other girls. Everyone has their flaws and insecurities. Instead of trying to mould ourselves into this cookie-cutter view of what's beautiful, we should accepting of ourselves and of each other.
Keep your chin up girls!