I shouldn't break out into a sweat putting on a pair of crochet tights!!
I am a FA(T)SHIONISTA. I borrow this phrase from my curvy partner-in-crime- Tricia. Tricia coined the phrase in this blog, so check it out! I spend a lot of time on pinterest (here's my link if you'd like to follow me there!), and I am disturbed at the amount of posts that are utterly unrealistic and demeaning to women. So called "Thinspo" pins and boards are plentiful- which to me just encourages eating disorders and unhealthy choices, while at the same time perpetuating this myth that all women must be skeletal to be hot. However, I am also pleased at the number of "Fatspo" and "Curvy" boards available to follow. Boards like "Fatspo and Feminism", "No More Thinspo", and "Stop the Thinspo" are amazing affirmations and completely inspirational!
I don't mean to get on a soapbox here, but working with teenagers shoes me how much they struggle with image and self-esteem issues, and it often brings back old, forgotten pains. I wish I could tell them all that they are beautiful just the way they are, and one of the best ways to do that is to believe it about myself!