Stumbled across this amazing article on Twitter today after following Lena Dunham. Lauren Conrad was asked on a live radio show what her favorite position was and she had an amazing response: CEO.
There are so many strong, badass women in the world and they deserve to be heard. Women have come so far in the last 100 years and we need to continue to grow and push to be seen and treated as equal. Whether its women’s health rights, equal pay, or job opportunities, our favorite position should be whatever we want it to be, not what society or anyone else tells us it can be.
There is a constant stream of information about what it means to be beautiful and how that might vary from country to country. And this article from one of my favorite sources, Buzzfeed, is a perfect example of that. A female journalist sent out a photo of herself to contacts in various countries and asked them to Photoshop her to their vision of beauty. I think her finds were very interesting and worth a look, or several. Do you think she found a standard of global beauty?
It bodes some thinking. And here is where you need to decide what it means to YOU to be beautiful, successful, attractive.
Don’t let society (or anyone else for that matter) tell you how you should look or walk or talk or act. This goes for women and men. Beauty standards aren’t just for women anymore. More than ever, there is an intense amount of pressure on men to be muscular, hairless, and tan.
Let me say this once and try not to sound like a bad infomercial or ad for kids. Your body is yours to use as you like. It might not be perfect but it yours. And at the end of the day, you are the only one that has to like what you see in the mirror. If you’re unhappy, change it. If you can’t do it on your own, there is no shame in asking for help. But don’t think that being a size 2 will land you the perfect guy or that having a bigger bicep than The Rock will let you keep a great girl.
If we all concentrated a little more on health and hard work and less on a “quick fix”, I think we would all be a little happier.
And for the record, a little Chapstick never hurt anyone.