Thursday, May 3, 2012

REAL Women

I ran across this today and thought I would share it with all of you.  This photo of model, Lizzie Miller, was posted in Glamour magazine back in 2009.  

You go Glamour.

Over 700 emails and comments were received from women happy to see a normal-sized model on the pages.

How has the industry changed?  Do we see more average sized women in magazines these days?

Dove has their "Campaign for Real Beauty" that I applaud.

It's stuff like this that makes me happy.  Just look at those Dove models.  They look fabulous!

Let's face it, we all can't be stick thin size 0 models.  I don't want my daughter to grow up with that image, and that is why I'm teaching her about good health and loving herself for who she is inside.

So this brings me to the question, what are you teaching your daughters?

Kids pick up on the littlest of things.  Do you obsess about your weight in front of your kids?  Are you sending negative messages about body image and weight without even realizing it?  

I'm sure there are many parents who do this daily without understanding the impact this can have on young children.

It's important to show our girls that true beauty does come from within.  Skin and bones be gone!  Let's empower our daughters to become strong, happy, healthy women.


  1. Good post--I couldn't agree more! Also, let's stop buying our children sexy, stick thin, heavily made up dolls, too, and maybe toy manufacturers will start making dolls you wouldn't actually mind your child growing up to look like!