“I definitely have body issues, but everybody does. When you come to the realization that everybody does that—even the people that I consider flawless—then you can start to live with the way you are.” — Taylor Swift
Hey loves! Welcome back to Joi’s Journey Of Perception. I am Joi and I am thrilled to write about one of my favorite artists ever. There has been a lot happening recently in the girl world. Considering body image is one of the most prevalent issues, I decided to write a blog post about it. There are a lot of women going out and getting BBL’s and I am all for it. Make yourself feel better by whatever means you need to. I believe, however, that everybody should examine the deep meaning behind their desire to be different. Do you know what I mean? I think that there’s a deeper meaning as to why you would like to change why you look a certain way.
“If we make self-love or body acceptance conditional, the truth is, we will never be happy with ourselves. The reality is that our bodies are constantly changing, and they will never remain exactly the same. If we base our self-worth on something as ever-changing as our bodies, we will forever be on the emotional roller coaster of body obsession and shame.” — Chrissy King
Her article interview discusses body image and how her fashion lingerie line is designed to make women comfortable despite their size. And that’s why I admire her. For so long, Victoria’s Secret has been promoting the narrative that if you are skinny, you must be beautiful. And that didn’t help a lot of young girls. Among the group of girls you had, you had those with eating disorders as well as those who were only there to lose weight. And that is just very toxic to me. So, I like how Rihanna is changing the way people view beauty.
What it’s like?
In the article, Rihanna said, “You’ve just got to laugh at yourself, honestly. I mean, I know when I’m having a fat day and when I’ve lost weight. I accept all of the bodies.” Having read this article, I was inspired to celebrate my body in all its forms. In the aftermath of my eating disorder, I had difficulty gaining weight. Before and after I had an eating disorder, I hated my appearance. Now that I am feeling more confident as well as gaining weight back, I am loving all my curves. Working on my spirit has also made me more comfortable in my body. Although I know it’s going to keep changing the older I get, I get excited about it.
“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” — Thich Nhat Hanh
“My weight? It is what it is. You could get hit by a bus tomorrow. It’s about being content. And sometimes other priorities win.” — Melissa McCarthy
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