To say it frankly, I have been overwhelmed by the amount of people who have responded to my Exposed post. I didn’t write the post,to put my WHOLE body out there for the world to see because I wanted to parade myself around. BELIEVE ME
I did it because I am TIRED of women/men thinking that they are inadequate because they do not fit into a perfect size.
I did it because the Ralph Lauren ad is something which is being paraded around and endorsed as acceptable by industry moguls
I did it because, as Jo-Lynne wrote, size 12 is not plus-size.
I did it because I am fearful, honestly, of raising girls in a world where they are constantly subjected to the ‘ideal’ of which is filtered through high standards of what is ‘good’ and photoshopped to the T.
I did it because I want men to feel as though they don’t have to tap into the pressures of the hard rock bodies plastered everywhere.
I did it because I want women to feel comfortable in their skin regardless, to love themselves and feel comfortable in front of their partners.
I did it because my heart aches for the e-mails I get from people–GORGEOUS people–who binged like me, who hate their bodies, who everyday obsess about food, their post baby body changes, exercising, and negative thoughts.
I exposed myself so that everyone can look at themselves in the mirror each morning and knock back one negative thought and put a positive there. If that is what I can do…mission accomplished. There are gonna be good days, there are gonna be bad days, there are gonna be ‘damn I look hot’ days and ‘damn I look flabby’ days.
Whatever day you’re having, remember that there is something about your life that you can expose which is beautiful.