Barbies should be reconstructed in my opinion. Her body is actually very unhealthy and anatomically impossible. Her frame wouldn’t be able to fit all the needed organs in her abdominal area and of course, her boobs are humongous. Isn’t it funny, though? That growing up as a little girl, Barbies were there to keep you company and for you to have a role model. Why is it that these days our role models are stick thin? Where have the curves gone? Since when is it mandatory to have a thigh gap or to have all your bones showing? How are we supposed to have the skinniest mid-section/legs/arms but have huge boobs and amazing backside? Sure, some women are blessed to have these bodies naturally and good for them, but the point is that in order to attain all that most of us would need plastic surgery, which brings me to my next thing. Why can’t people just be happy the way they are? If celebrities didn’t use plastic surgery or botox or liposuction, they’d look a hell of a lot more like us.
Society says they want to try to make girls feel better about themselves, yet any type of advertisement the girls are fake! They have airbrush, makeup/hair artists, photoshop and etc. Since when is that realistic? Because it’s not. Just the other day I heard something that somewhere in England for a magazine company, they wouldn’t use an ad of a celebrity because it was too photoshopped. GOOD FOR THEM. Why can’t the rest of us be like that? Why are we constantly putting out the message that we have to look like airbrushed goddess 24/7? I know I personally have days where I look like a cave woman, because everybody does, but that’s okay! We can’t be perfect all the time, and at the same time… nobody is perfect. The girl in the magazine doesn’t even look like the girl on the magazine.
And don’t feel like all this is coming from some girl’s mouth who doesn’t have a problem in the world with her looks, because I do. For a few years I suffered from an eating disorder due to being overweight and bullying from friends who I thought were my best friends. I remember one time in junior high, I was friends with this guy and we were talking a lot and I stuck by his side because I was new to the area and didn’t really know anybody else. I was walking with him one day and I said “You don’t want to be seen with me, huh? Because of the way I look.” And he said yeah. That was a real boost to my self-esteem (note the sarcasm). I’m also bullied by my mom, still to this day. She is constantly down my back about my weight. I’ll be the first to say I have curves, but she doesn’t even know about my eating disorder/act like she cares because all she wants me to do is lose weight.
Girls, you ARE beautiful and don’t let anybody ever tell you otherwise. Everybody is beautiful. If you’re going through bullying right now of any sort or an eating disorder learn from this. You will become stronger, remember what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. You can get through this, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with you. It’s society that has the ugly problem. If you have some curves, so what?! Celebrate them. More to love! And just know, you aren’t the only one going through this so if you ever need or want to talk to somebody, even me, there are always people out there with the same problem who are willing to listen and maybe they could benefit from the talk too!
With all the love in my body,