You’ve written my story backwards. You’ve taken my chapter out your book. Now I’m just a prologue. A dedication.
For you.

No Country For Old Men, 2007

I am touching my screen as I write this. I am thinking of you as I write this. I am picturing you smiling and laughing as I write this. I am wishing you peace as I write this. I send you love.

As you read this.


“Democracy (Greek; Demos, people and Cratos, power) - Form of government where the people holds the power.”

FOR THE PRICE OF:_______________>YOU COULD HAVE:

Breast implant surgery_____________>a year of college tuition ($4,000 – $10,000)

A year’s worth of Slim Fast_________>plane tickets to Europe ($500 – $1000)

One month of fake tanning_________>a one hour massage ($40 – $100)

Expensive, designer shoes__________>two weeks worth of groceries ($500 – $1000)

Pair of designer jeans_______________>a lift ticket at a ski resort ($100 – $300)

A set of acrylic nails_________________>a day at an amusement park ($50 – $100)

Breast enhancing bra________________>an afternoon canoe trip ($30 – $50)

12 fashion/gossip magazines________>dinner at a nice restaurant ($60 – $80)

Another makeup item________________>long distance call to a friend/loved on ($5-$10)

***THE SOLUTION?

Love Your Body! Accept every curve, each bend, every hair!

They are yours, and only yours. No one has the same genetic blue print as you. You are so special. Instead of spending our money on changing who we are meant to be, let us spend it caring for our body, loving ourselves, and having new experiences.

Let us spend it on life.

bohemea:  V Magazine preview: Curves Ahead by Solve Sundsbo My goodness I love a curvy woman. This photoshoot is better than I could have ever dreamed, and I constantly imagine beautiful women with round curves and luscious long hair enticing me. This is just all sorts of magical though. Thank you for this gift, V Magazine. Thank you from the bottom of my big boob, soft tummy, thick thigh, rockin’ ass loving heart. ______________________________________________________________________________  Re-blog: I find that many individuals characterize woman such as the one shown about as “curvy” or voluptuous”. Some even go as far to label these woman as “chunky” or “overweight” But I think it is very important to note that our culture and the media have made the women’s ideal body into something unnatural. The media promotes bodies that are waif like and often emaciated. It sends us the message that unless we fit into the same size zero jeans and have the same perfectly sculpted abdominals, that we are inadequate. It distorts our perception of beauty. In reality, the woman featured above is not different because of her curves. She is not overweight.  She is NORMAL. She exemplifies the standard woman body. Women are SUPPOSED to have hips, thighs, and a waist so that they can bare children. It is ok for our skin to fold over when we sit or bend our body. WE NEED TO HAVE SOME FAT on our body in order to be healthy and insulate ourselves. Of course, remember that women come in all shapes and sizes. Some naturally larger and some smaller. Some big boned others small boned. Some with wide feet. Others with narrow feet. Some big chested and others flat. The women who are smaller are just as normal as those who are curvy. It is the pursuit of this unrealistic thin ideal which is unnatural and unhealthy, and very apparent. The most important thing is that whatever size and shape we come in, that we accept our genetic blue print. None is right or wrong. We cannot compare our bodies to those of others, because as human beings, we are so diverse. Remember that regardless, the our beauty is not defined by anything external. It is not defined by our curves or our thinness. Instead we are defined by the person we are inside; by our character, our attitude, our goals, our morals, and the way in which we treat others. These are the characteristics we want to be remembered for after we die. Not how we looked in a modeling advertisement. Not how we fit into a pair of jeans. We want to be remembered for how we made a difference in the world. For how we impacted someone’s life.

I find that many individuals characterize woman such as the one shown about as “curvy” or voluptuous”. Some even go as far to label these woman as “chunky” or “overweight”

But I think it is very important to note that our culture and the media have made the women’s ideal body into something unnatural.

The media promotes bodies that are waif like and often emaciated. It sends us the message that unless we fit into the same size zero jeans and have the same perfectly sculpted abdominals, that we are inadequate. It distorts our perception of beauty.

In reality, the woman featured above is not different because of her curves. She is not overweight.  She is NORMAL.

She exemplifies the standard woman body.

Women are SUPPOSED to have hips, thighs, and a waist so that they can bare children.

It is ok for our skin to fold over when we sit or bend our body.

WE NEED TO HAVE SOME FAT on our body in order to be healthy and insulate ourselves.

Of course, remember that women come in all shapes and sizes. Some naturally larger and some smaller. Some big boned others small boned. Some with wide feet. Others with narrow feet. Some big chested and others flat.

The women who are smaller are just as normal as those who are curvy. It is the pursuit of this unrealistic thin ideal which is unnatural and unhealthy, and very apparent.

The most important thing is that whatever size and shape we come in, that we accept our genetic blue print.

None is right or wrong. We cannot compare our bodies to those of others, because as human beings, we are so diverse.

Remember that regardless, the our beauty is not defined by anything external. It is not defined by our curves or our thinness.

Instead we are defined by the person we are inside; by our character, our attitude, our goals, our morals, and the way in which we treat others.

These are the characteristics we want to be remembered for after we die.

Not how we looked in a modeling advertisement. Not how we fit into a pair of jeans.

We want to be remembered for how we made a difference in the world. For how we impacted someone’s life.

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will find them gradually, without noticing it, and live along some distant day into the answer.” Rainer Maria Rilke

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