Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I <3 My Curves!

There has been some talk lately on a few of the blogs I read about a store owner wanting models with a certain look, and very very specific on the size of the models. We're talking leg sliders set all the way to the right, and the chest sliders all the way to the left, lol. It got me to thinking, even though this is SL, do some people think those of us with *normal* body shapes don't look good? Are we all supposed to be running around with supermodel stick-thin bodies? It took me awhile to find just the right shape, and I am totally happy with it. It's not too thick, not too thin, and I usually look good in the clothes I decide to wear.

Then I got to thinking about RL, and how magazines and television seem to push that skinnier is sexier. You can't get away from it, it's everywhere, and sadly, a lot of younger girls seem to think that's the norm. I see a lot of teenagers that are super thin, and hear normal sized girls saying things like "I'm so fat", etc, etc. Not that I've never said stuff like that before, but I'm a grown woman, and I know that women have curves, and I'm ok with that. I don't always love my body, and often see every flaw when I look in the mirror, but I'm also comfortable enough in my own skin to like the curves I have. Yes, I could lose a few (ok, 20) pounds, but if I never do, I'm ok with that too. Would I like to have the body of my avi and never have to exercise or have plastic surgery? Um...that would be a yes, but that's just wishful thinking, lol.

So to all of you *normal* sized avatars, embrace your curviness both in RL and SL. No one is perfect, and even though we all have what we might consider flaws, someone loves you regardless, and sees you as perfect in their eyes. XOXO