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Acceptance

When I was younger, these dolls were banned from my house. My dad was afraid that I would develop an eating disorder and body issues. I mean, look at them…they are perfect. Each one has long, glossy hair, perfect boobs, a tiny waist, curvy hips with a tight butt and incredibly slender legs. Who wouldn’t be jealous of their bodies, even if they are practically impossible to attain and simply unreal?

So instead I played with…

And who knows if it was the absence of a perfect standard to live up to (Thank you, Dad, for your incredible foresight.) or just by sheer luck, but I have come through life with an amazing amount of self-confidence.

Don’t get me wrong…there have definitely been times that I wasn’t too happy with my body. When an 8th grader wakes up one morning and all of a sudden has birthing hips and is forced to shop in the women’s section, where her only options are pleated pants, life isn’t too optimistic.

But I have grown and changed and thankfully there are A LOT more clothing options for curvy women. It makes me so sad to hear women, especially my friends, say cruel things about themselves. Especially since these things are grossly untrue. My friends are GORGEOUS! But they complain about their boobs being too small/butts too big/cellulite/arms too flabby/no jawline/torso too short or too long/legs too short, etc.

Let’s put a stop to this. Let’s celebrate who we are and what we like about ourselves. I encourage you to write down three things (or more) that you like about your body.Β For me, I wrote:

1. I like my strong, runner calves.

2. I love my hair.

3. I love my freckles.

Force yourself to see the positive and hopefully this will change our views on ourselves. Because, let’s face it, none of us are Barbie, but we are ALL beautiful in our own special ways. πŸ™‚

Happy Friday!
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6 responses »

  1. I LOVE the last outfit, both color and shape.

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  2. Oh, and I like my 1) eyebrows 2) arms 3) leg shape.

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  3. I like the blue and white striped sundress. It’s cute! I also like the last picture because of the vivid, intense colors of the blue blouse and copper skirt. I enjoyed your write-up. Heidi didn’t play with barbie dolls, either. We didn’t let her have Cabbage Patch dolls because of the insanity that went along with them. People went crazy. We did get her one a few years later after the “craze” settled.

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  4. Awesome post! I completely agree with you on everything. And you are STUNNING in that last outfit!!! πŸ™‚ Ps. You do have perfect calves. I *might* be a little jealous of them. πŸ˜‰

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  5. You are awesome and this post was amazing! I also liked the last outfit but I really liked the purple /plummy blouse and tan skirt with gold shoes. Adorbs. And I like my eyes, my arms, and my hair. My boobs are still small therefore they cannot be loved. πŸ˜‰

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  6. So after the party I asked Kim which things he would pick for me and of course he said boobs. He also said he liked my voice because it isn’t all high and screechy like some girls. It’s funny because I always think it sounds so strange when I hear it on a recording. Okay, so here are my three then: wrists, lips, & fingernails (when they are polished). I also like my voice when I have a cold and it sounds all raspy…yeah, that is a sexy voice πŸ™‚
    By the way…I admire your confidence and self-esteem. You rock.

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