So I was asked by the uber talented Chrissie from +10 Kapow to team up and do a #bodyUNashamed post, which I think covers a really important topic of body shaming.
With summer holidays and beach season, I know I would be a little nervous to bare all in a bikini. I find the online culture promoting “thigh gaps” really quite disturbing, especially with young girls reading and becoming obsessed with body image, worried about being “perfect”.
With the media portraying mostly naked skinny women in movies, advertising and music videos, it’s just goes to show why so many woman feel uncomfortable in their own skin. We are objectified.
For the press conference of The Avengers movie, the male stars were asked meaningful questions about the role, where as when it came to Scarlet Johansson, she was asked the typical body image question:
Reporter: “I have a question to Robert and to Scarlett. Firstly to Robert, throughout Iron Man 1 and 2, Tony Stark started off as a very egotistical character but learns how to fight as a team. And so how did you approach this role, bearing in mind that kind of maturity as a human being when it comes to the Tony Stark character, and did you learn anything throughout the three movies that you made?
“And to Scarlett, to get into shape for Black Widow did you have anything special to do in terms of the diet, like did you have to eat any specific food, or that sort of thing?”
Scarlett: “How come you get the really interesting existential question, and I get the like, “rabbit food” question?”
Well now its time to celebrate what makes us beautiful, onto the 3 things about us!
So here are 3 things I think make Chrissie beautiful:
1. She’s a nerd at heart, which is totally awesome
I have to admire a soul who can truly express who they are and what they love. Yes girl you rock that TMNT T Shirt! (also just a little jealous of all the nerd-gear she has, loving it!)
2. Her nail art is perfection, which is super awesome
Chrissie has a real talent and passion for what she does. I’m totally in love with her nerdy nail art from comics, TV shows to gaming. I mean how awesome are these TMNT Shredder nails?
3. Her awesome smile- that makes her mega awesome!
Although I haven’t seen an awful lot of pictures of Chrissie, (but lots of beautiful kitty cats!) she has a really lovely smile. Keep smiling!
Now onto 3 things I like about myself…
1. I’m stubborn, but I’ll get things done!
My poor husband can vouch for his, I’m one stubborn girl but when I was to do something or achieve something, I have to get it done.
2. My eyes – they are blue…green?
There is nothing like dolling up with a full-on eye make up to make me feel fabulous. Ben also always tells me I have beautiful eyes which really makes me smile.
3. My curves
Gasp! Yes curves. I have them, it’s the silhouette with the boobs, waist and out a curved butt. I’d rather be happy and healthy than weight obsessed. Although I have been eating healthier and lost nearly a stone and a half to get healthier, I’m happy in my skin.
Until next time, be happy and healthy! <3