Body Image: The Perfect Body
Contrary to popular belief, a woman's body does not need to be perfect and probably never will be Perfect. Some may ask, where does the pressure and thirst for perfection come from? Well unless you are living underneath a rock, the answer is closer to home. Be assured, the size of a woman's bottom; shape or cleavage, does not make her anything else but a female. God's Divine creation, made to become Adams help mate.
Her structure was never an important factor, yet in these times - our minds are corrupt with images of perceived beauty. To be deemed “sexy” is more important than to be praised for having morals, values and integrity. We have been brainwashed with ideologies about what it means to be a woman in present times; what assets contribute to our femininity and which criteria are to be met in order to be considered “sexy”. Sadly we have allowed someone else's opinion to become our reality. Instead of walking around with pride and dignity, we have chosen the easy route – to get a man's attention and to satisfy his selfish desires, by presenting ourselves as a walking, talking sexual advertisement.
Until we learn; there is more to being a woman than what the media is selling to us, we will continue to be seen as objects instead of prized possessions. There is more to being a woman than a slim figure, a curvy body and exposing of the skin; we will merely be tolerated and not celebrated within our communities.
To my sisters feeling pressured to be everything else the world wants you to be, remember: in order for one to be great, you must be different and do things outside the norm. To my sisters entering their teens, don’t always believe what you see in the magazines or follow so called “public figures”. Stay true to who you are .
Dawn Gluskin wrote, “Nothing is more attractive than being your authentic self!” That means not conforming into what society wants; stand for something and dare to be different!
When we think of our mothers, these come to mind: care, approval, assurance, belonging, courage, responsibility, wisdom, goodness, simplicity, strength, grace, hardworking, purity and integrity. Being an attractive woman, has nothing to do with our body and asset. Instead it has more to do with our character, self-love, self-confidence and self-contentment.