Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Feel like crying.

"I want to be skinny. I want to be bones. I want to be beautiful.
I want to be loved. I want to be held.
I don't want to be alone anymore."

I read that today on someone's blog.

Our society is so freaking messed up. I'm not saying men don't have problems, but society seems to be especially hard on girls. It's so wrong, and nothing makes me more upset than the fact that the media and fashion industry have such an impact.

There isn't a magic weight that will make your life instantaneously wonderful.
Skinny girls are just as unhappy.
Happiness isn't determined by weight, size, shape, color.

I just wish everyone could see that.

title of this post says I feel like crying. in reality, I feel more like screaming this out to the world, and fighting. Fighting the media and forcing them to start putting plus size models on their covers, instead of girls who are just bones. Getting rid of diet foods and diet pills and anorexia. suing those brands, designers, and companies who have ruined the lives of millions of girls. making girls see that they don't have to be the unrealistic, fantasy size of supermodels to have a happy life.

you are beautiful, whoever you are, reading this.

Be happy with who you are. There are way too many wonderful things in life to waste your life away stressing, worrying, and obsessing about what you look like.


  1. Lovely message!:) and your right. Everybody who is reading this is beautiful...every, single one.

  2. AMEN SISTER!! This is the best post I have read all day!! Thank you for sharing it with us, it made my day xoxoxoxo

  3. Love this.

    I wish everybody saw it that way.

    I'm really skinny and I do NOT like it, and it's way too hard for me to gain weight. My weight has never really had any part in the happy things/moments in my life!

  4. your post on my blog meant a lot to me. so thanks. i wasn't offended at all-you are just trying to help me question my thoughts thats all. i understand. i will e-mail you.

  5. You are so right. And I needed the reminder - its funny how even after years of getting comfortable in my own skin I still can get down about it. I think it is all to easy to forget that the main point is to be healthy and happy - not to look a certain way.

  6. I am soo happy I read this. Thank you soo much sometimes I do forget all the wonderful qualities I have, right now I was really depressed because I have a rash all over my body and I'm swollen and I look horrible but this makes me think tommorow will be a better day :)

  7. Love this post... I totally agree with this. I've made posts on my blog before about societies twisted view on beauty and I hope that maybe it would affect someone positively who read it. :/
    I'm happy I stumbled across your blog...I <3 it. :}

  8. I just don't understand when bones suddenly became 'sexy'. It puzzles me to no end and I've been there and wished for that. It always worries my when my niece doesn't eat very much, I'm sure it's just because she's full up, but I can't help fearing it's because she worries that she's fat, when she's clearly not.

    Beauty is such a strange concept. But yes, we are all beautiful. I encourage everyone who has self esteem/body issues to tell themselves they are beautiful everyday into the mirror. Maybe I should take my own advice ;)

  9. So true.
    It's just that people twist and bend what real beauty actually means, and it's horrible what some girls have done to themselves to fit society's image of a 'perfect' body.

  10. I very much agree with you! Lately I've been feeling really bad about myself because I've gained a lot of weight, but my boyfriend thinks that I'm gorgeous anyway. I have to start believing him because he's not a liar lol. But I wouldn't feel like that if I didn't see it everywhere around me.


  11. This is awesome, and i am so glad i stumbled on your blog. you are so right. people really need to start boycotting those companies and stop buying the magazines that promote this stuff. we need to start caring about more important things...people are of all shapes and sizes like you say and there is beauty in it all.
    Great Post! Thanks for sharing from your heart.

  12. I totally agree with this post. I've always been naturally very skinny (I'm not anorexic. It's just how I am). And trust me, it's not fun being practically bones.
    My older sister has been struggling with anorexia for about 5 years. There were several times when the doctors thought she wasn't going to make it through the night. At one point she was 105 pounds...she's about 5"11. It's just not right for companies to push people. Skinnier, skinnier, skinnier. Makes me so dang frustrated.

    Anyway, thank you for this post.

  13. This is so true. If only we could all learn to love ourselves, exactly the way we are. Maybe then our lives would be happier? Thanks so much for sharing this. I hope more people learn to stop the hating.

    Amazing blog! Newest follower right here! :)

  14. I'm right there with ya sister, skinny or fat you still have to deal with your issues, being of a particular weight doesn't make that whole 'dealing' process any easier.
    great post, so true.


  15. Thank you Thank you Thank you for this post.

    I wish more girls could read this...I feel so bad for those who are so hard on themselves...it's truly heartbreaking.

    This post is beautiful.

  16. Thank you!! (yes, i have just discovered your blog and am posting comments on really old posts... =))