Someday, things like this won’t collapse your world.” She said. This IS my world, I thought. — Terica
We can learn to love again.
Greatness is wherever you’re trying to find it. — Nike ad
“Women who have a heavier bottom should really wear a suit that brings more attention to their neckline or bust in order to take away some of the focus at the rear.”
- Actual quote from an online website trying to sell swimsuits. This is what they say about my body type.
Are we programmed for low self-esteem? Is society asking me to apologize for my body and if so, haven’t I been apologizing long enough? This website, on which I stumbled upon during an impulse to treat myself to something pretty, helped me do the exact opposite of what I wanted to. Instead of beautiful I felt fat, instead of confident I felt like should hide. Like I was supposed to. Like they wanted me to. I wanted to buy a bathing suit- I was trying to give this company money!- but they just want to charge me double the price of the “skinny and slender” body type’s suit, because of all the additional material it will take to make my order.
I have curves. I have muscular legs, uneven breasts, and muffin tops. I have a “heavier bottom” …but you know, I also have a boyfriend who loves me And I’m trying to love me too. I don’t honestly think curves are so offensive that I need bolts of fabric to cover them with.
Take pride in your body. Be good to what you were born with. And try to show everyone love- skinny, slender, fat, curvy, flat-chested and square-framed- because this same website told the skinny girls they needed to over compensate and “make it seem like you have more than you do.” We all want to feel pretty, special, confident, so maybe what we women really should do, is help each other feel just that.
Dear website, take all that extra fabric and pull the wool over someone else’s eyes.
Let’s end this tragedy today. — Take My Hand, the CAB