Positivity

Like so many people these days, I’ve spent some time on the dole during the last few months. Looking for a job is a full time job in and of itself, with long hours and intense research. Sometimes all your hard work pays off and you are given the opportunity for an interview with a great company. Such was my luck this week, and during our conversation the interviewer mentioned how their website didn’t deal in negativity. She said “we don’t do best of and worst of, we only do best of.” and went on to say there are plenty of other sources for the negative stuff, if that’s what you’re looking for.

This concept stuck with me, and got me thinking about the point of Real Living Beauty. Yes, sometimes it’s important to be made aware of awful offensive things so we can speak our minds and fight back. However, there are lots and lots of people and blogs and organizations already dedicated to that fight. What inspired me to write this blog in the first place was my desire to make women feel good about themselves. We can always use more positivity in our lives.

And so, without further ado, Real Living Beauty is back on the block and out to make you and every woman you know feel a little bit better at every opportunity. We start today with the following Nike ad. Looking for negative things about their sweatshop practices or market monopolizing? Look elsewhere. Here we celebrate Nike’s efforts to represent a strong, curvy woman in all of her glory.

Next week the inspiration continues with a feature on one of the most positive, badass women I know. Stay tuned!

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2 thoughts on “Positivity

  1. Positivity – I love it! The fact that there is a positive message included is a bonus to be sure, but I think even seeing more “real” women is hugely beneficial these days. The visual association is so critical. What we see every day is what becomes the norm, so it’s really great that such a huge organization (flaws aside) is putting this out into the universe. Hopefully it’s a growing trend.

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