Tag Archives: body image

Hard Out Here: For a Bitch, From a Bitch

14 Nov

I want to start of by saying I love Lily Allen.

The Fear-great song. 22- Amazing. Smile- also one of my favorites.  The first time I heard her new song/watched the video for “Hard Out Here” I was confused – I actually almost even got a little mad a Lily. But then I realized- Holy shit, she is a fucking genius.

Verse 2 says it all:

If you’re not a size six
Then you’re not good-looking
Well, you better be rich
Or be real good at cooking
You should probably lose some weight
‘Cause we can’t see your bones
You should probably fix your face
Or you’ll end up on your own
Don’t you want to have somebody who objectifies you?
Have you thought about your butt, who’s gonna tear it in two?
We’ve never had it so good, uh huh
We’re out of the woods
And if you can’t detect the sarcasm
You’ve misunderstood

The lyrics are good…the verses, really really speak the unfortunate truth of what it is to be a woman (especially being a woman in the entertainment industry). 

People are questioning her reasons behind hiring the dancers she did, and this was her response:

“The video is meant to be a lighthearted satirical video that deals with objectification of women within modern pop culture,” she wrote. “It has nothing to do with race, at all.” She said that she tried for weeks to get her own twerk moves down but couldn’t get it right, and so hired the best dancers for the job; and that the reason she was more clothed was insecurity about her figure (reminding fans that she did have two children recently).

“I’m not going to apologise because I think that would imply that I’m guilty of something, but I promise you this, in no way do I feel superior to anyone, except paedophiles, rapists murderers etc., and I would not only be surprised but deeply saddened if I thought anyone came away from that video feeling taken advantage of, or compromised in any way,” she wrote, before concluding with an invitation to “Ask the ladies yourselves @shalaeuroasia @monique_Lawz @ceodancers @TempleArtist @SelizaShowtime @melycrisp.” – LA Times

In conclusion, from one bitch to another, way to go Lily. It is indeed Hard Out Here.

PS: I hope I look that good after I have kids.

 

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An Open Letter to People Hating On Robyn Lawley

11 Nov

Dear haters,

Please stop being miserable human beings and stop picking on an amazing woman just because she doesn’t have a o-ROBYN-LAWLEY-570-1“thigh gap”. Being a model doesn’t always mean being a size 2 and being beautiful doesn’t always mean having to starve yourself. If this is the way you think, there is clearly something wrong with you and your self -esteem, so stop trying to ruin other people’s lives and reputations.

Stop saying that her body is too “hefty” or  “pig-like”, because chances are you are just some scumbag behind a computer screen who wouldn’t be able to handle himself around a woman like Robyn or any woman for that matter.

But enough of that before someone flags my blog for profanity.

“Food isn’t the problem, it’s society…”

Thank you, Robyn – for saying on national TV what I’ve been saying for years. Plus size modeling should just be MODELING.

Everyone please listen to what she has to say – maybe we can change the fashion/media world after all. Robyn Lawley gives me hope.

DANCE STUDIO HOLDS MODELING WORKHOP TO ENCOURANGE HEALTHY BODY IMAGE

28 Oct

DANCE STUDIO HOLDS MODELING WORKSHOP TO  ENCOURAGE HEALTHY BODY IMAGE

 

Professional dancer and model, Karla Garcia, owner of Sol Dance Center in Astoria, Queens is holding a modeling workshop for teen girls and women in order to promote and encourage healthy body image. This workshop, the “Solettes Modeling Academy”, will stress the importance of feeling confident with one’s body as well as being healthy rather than fitting the size 2 model “look”.

 

This workshop is a 4-week intensive program in which the students will learn how to walk the runway, pose for pictures, explore their look, build their character and more. The workshop will culminate with a professionally done photoshoot so that the students can take home what they learned during their time at Sol.

 

“No one should feel like they have to look a certain way,”  says Karla. “Feel free, love yourself!”

 

The workshop is affordable and for women of all ages. Come join Karla and the rest of her team starting Sunday, November 10th at 2PM for this wonderful opportunity to express yourself through modeling. For more information and to reserve your spot, call Sol Dance Center at (347) 935-3955 or drop by anytime at 30-16 Steinway Street, Astoria, NY 11103.

Here is a clip of Karla modeling/dancing – Hope y’all enjoy and take time to spread the word about  this amazing event! 

 

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Victoria’s Secret Love My Body Campaign/Put Real Women in Lingerie

7 Aug

We’ve all seen them. Love your body campaigns, real beauty campaigns- we’re actually even huge supporters of them. Like I said in a previous post, it’s time to start showing that we know this is what’s up. A slight observation was made though- details, details and more details about both Victoria’s Secret and Dove’s advertisements.

Notice how the VS models are all wearing cute lingerie and the Dove models are wearing plain white bras and panties. 

This could just be a way of saying you don’t have to look a certain way to be beautiful but questions have been asked about why real women aren’t shown in lingerie.  

Interesting right? I’m not sure if anyone has done this before. And if it has been done, the whole shoot might have been labeled as scandalous or just inappropriate.

Thoughts?

 

We All Don’t Want To Look Like Barbie

7 Aug

Make-up, plastic surgery,etc., the wonderful ways of life to help us look like our idol, the glamorous, all-knowing Barbie. 

Barbie has been idolized for years and still are the most popular toys (among Bratz dolls) out there for girls ages 5-8. Sad but true, many of these girls grow up thinking they are supposed to look like Barbie and unfortunately the media isn’t telling them otherwise.

Society is just beginning to realize that these images of “acceptable beauty” that are shown on television and in magazines are fake. Fake and misleading. I will be the first one to say that even though I KNOW we shouldn’t be comparing ourselves to plastic or photoshopped pictures, when I see ads I’m just like…”um, I don’t look like that.” It’s not enough for society to KNOW. It’s time to SHOW. 

The pictures in this post are Barbie to Real Women comparisons. The picture on the right is of an actual model. Looking at Barbie I’m sure she feels the way we feel when we look at her. Oh the irony. 

Personally, Barbie’s body does not appeal to me. But who am I when millions of others say that this is the way women should look? 

 

 

Gabby Douglas Making History…With Her Hair?

7 Aug

Women’s gymnastics all-around champion Gabby Douglas, 16, was confused when she Googled her name after winning at the London Olympics and all she saw were comments about her hairstyle.

“I don’t know where this is coming from. What’s wrong with my hair?” said Douglas, the first U.S. gymnast to win gold in team and all-around competition. “I’m like, `I just made history and people are focused on my hair?’ It can be bald or short, it doesn’t matter about (my) hair.”

“I don’t think people should be worried about that,” she said. “We’re all champions and we’re all winners. I just say that it’s kind of, a stupid and crazy thought to think about my hair.”

She also said her hairstyle wasn’t going to change. You go, Gabby Douglas. Read the full story here.