Saturday, September 11, 2010
I have been hearing so much lately about how everyone hates themselves, hates their bodies, hates their lives, and I think it's time for all of us, myself included, to end the body bashing, self depreciating, I feel fat comments, jump off the negativity train, and blow up the tracks so we never get back on it again.
We bond as women with our fat comments! Why why why why why???
I recently came across this blog: www.operationbeautiful.c
Basically, this woman started a crusade to change the negative self image of women across the world one post it note at a time. She began leaving post its with statements like "You are beautiful" or "You are perfect exactly as you are" or "You are loved" on public bathroom mirrors or stall doors. Other people have left them on the covers of or inside fashion magazines promoting that unrealistic body image. One left a post it on a Barbie doll box in the store.
I'm asking anyone who reads this blog to put a positive post it note up for herself in her bathroom, and also to leave one in a public place for someone else.
Remember that YOU, YES YOU, are beautiful, important, valued, and loved, exactly as you are RIGHT NOW.