My attention was drawn to Robyn Lawley this morning because she is the new face/body of a UK lingerie line for women sizes 8 to 20. Clearly she’s a stunner, and her size (16) doesn’t matter to me nearly as much as how strong and healthy she looks, and how intelligent she appears to be. It’s so sensible how she calls out the idiocy of the term ‘plus size.’ As quoted in an article for The Australian, “I’m a normal size. I wish we could all be known as models, rather than ‘plus-size…” Der. It’s not like the rest of us need to be identified as “Plus Size Communications Specialists.” Down with the qualifier!
Aside from being of sound mind and rockin’ body, Ms. Lawley won me over once and for all with her food blog. Yes, that’s right. A model. With a food blog. Full of pictures and recipes of things that She Eats. And this site is not about all things kale with a side of juice fasts. This is real, sumptuous, delectable Food.
To sum her blog-self up, Ms. Lawley writes:
“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.”
George Bernard Shaw.
I am a self-confessed foodie, I live in New York and I am a model, cooking and eating is the best gift in life and I want to share that gift.
This is a gift in and of itself. One of the truest messages we can send to women and girls who want to look and feel beautiful is Take Care of Yourselves! Food is meant to be savored and enjoyed. It is sustenance, not something to fear or shun in attempt to look like 7% of the female population.
Let’s all share and promote more images and sensibilities of women like Robyn Lawley, and continue to celebrate real health, beauty, and food.