Saturday, September 10, 2016

A Positive Word for the Ladies. :)

You are not less woman because of your size.
You are not less woman because of your personal style.
You are not less woman because of your occupation.
You are not less woman because of your interests.
You are
as much woman
as you should be.
And don't allow the status quo to convince you otherwise.

Beat Poetry for Body Image Advocacy

I KNOW the struggle. The struggle is real and the struggle is here and the struggle is NOW. Beauty is not as it appears; it is not what they of Hollywood and the mass media and diet pill companies and plastic surgeons want you to believe it is. Beauty is not Barbie. Beautiful and thin and perfect are not synonymous. Beautiful is not white, it is not black, it holds within it every color and no color at all. Beautiful is not a size, or numbers on a scale. Beautiful has no race. Beautiful has no gender. Beautiful has no age, wealth, religious or national allegiance. Beautiful is broken and gloriously imperfect. Beautiful is not something to be strived for or sought outwardly; true beauty comes from within.  Beautiful is kindness and compassion, beauty is courage and strength. Beautiful is the ability to stand back up, dust off and walk away when it's knocked down, and to be the helping hand to others when it sees them in that low, dark place. Beauty is standing up for those who cannot stand up for themselves. Beauty is in each and every one of us, and it is up to us to recognize and embrace that beauty in others...and within ourselves. Stay beautiful, my friends. ♡