A Friend’s Words
"[My Name] i know about the media telling us that.it doesn’t change the fact that i wanna be slim. its just easier and nicer to know you look nice.”
This was part of the response I received from a friend after sending her a trailer from Miss Representation which showed how the sexualisation of girls was negatively impacting their future.
Seriously? I cannot believe this. It literally made me feel sick. I hate that this is the way we deal with this. The “Yes, something is wrong with this, but I am going to continue because it’s easier to conform.” I’m going to try and change this, I’m really going to try to change your mind, because you are nice, because you are wonderful and beautiful person and because I don’t want anything to ever hold you back.
H, you are such a talented person, you are so lucky to be who you are, don’t try and change yourself to conform to someone else’s standards. Remember, those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.