So it’s been awhile since I’ve written, but a small series of events has demanded this post. Okay, two events. Related in my mind due to the following:
The other day I had a brief mini-meltdown about my physique. Nothing drastic, nothing debilitating, and sadly nothing new. It was one of those Just Started My Period So I Feel Like A Whale moments that you Know is an absurd moment but you have it anyway. And it left me wondering – yet again – Why? Why does this happen, without fail, at the very least once a month? I eat well, I exercise, and almost every other day I feel downright great about the way I look. I write a blog about positive body image, for goodness sake!
Then today I saw this post on Jezebel:
Really? Her PELVIS has been airbrushed away. How in the name of all that is good and decent is a woman supposed to avoid days of feeling like a bloated behemoth when already impossibly thin models are having their skeletons digitally altered? It’s laughable. It’s bad enough that certain mannequins and most Barbies wouldn’t be able to menstruate if they were live humans, but if the digital alteration of this woman were performed as an actual surgery, she’d be wheelchair bound at best.
Nice confidence builder.
So on that note, after the holidays I’ll be back with a vengeance.