I have been exploring the idea of self-confidence and learning to love myself regardless of Americanize standards.
“Next is our standard of beauty. Look, we aren’t the most culturally diverse country in the world, but that doesn’t mean we can’t break away from the Disney-princess notion that beauty equates to porcelain skin and golden hair. All magazines — not just TIME — are dragging their feet on this. While I couldn’t find any authenticated studies reporting that beautiful, white women sell more magazines in my online hunt… clearly this is information being shared internally ’cause white women keep popping up everywhere. We’re even hiding the race of those unfortunate enough to not be born white. All in attempts to sell magazines.” TIME magazine
The is a cultural ideology that thin, white, blonde women are the beauty elite. And how can I, a Honduran, Cherokee, German, African, and Scottish plus-sized girl compete with that? We need to change our views of what “acceptable.’ Healthy and happy should be ‘hot’, not the colors you check off in a box.
This idea has stolen ones sense of individuality and we striving to be more like sheep.