Proud To Be Plus Sized!

     I am a 27 year old female who is a size 16. Some days I feel beautiful and some days I feel like crying when I look in the mirror. I am so tired of the American societal standard of women to be unattainably thin. Every woman should be appreciated for her natural beauty in her natural form. God made us all in his image and we should not try to conform to something that we are not. It's a lot mor difficult than men may think to be a woman in America or really anywhere in the world. America has cleverly conceiled its oppression of women through make up commercials and diet supplements out the wazoo! I am disgusted by the fact that someone else's distorted view of what is beautiful became not only commonplace, but expected widely. I hate fashion magazines and really most "women's magazines" because they are all just tools for brainwashing. They make us women feel like we are not thin or pretty enough. They tell us how to get thinner bodies, prettier skin, less wrinkles, shinier hair and so on. They even tell us how to please our men. Do they even know any of us to assume that we need help pleasing our men. The saddest part is that a lot of us buy in to this crap! Then we just end up feeling bad about ourselves and actually buying into the BS, thus leading to a cycle of unattainable goals. The end result is that we feel even worse about ourselves than when did befoer we picked up the magazines.

      I am beautiful and I have to remind myself every day that even though it's nice to look pretty, the real beauty is what's inside. The beauty that matters is the beauty of your soul. So when I think I look particularly frumpy or I have an acne breakout on my face again, I need to remember that God loves me for who I am and not for what I look like. The American culture is way too consumed with the physical aspect of everything. Weren't we all so much happier when we weren't worried about being judged based on what we looked like?

CurvedB CurvedB
26-30, F
Mar 10, 2010