Wednesday, December 11, 2013


I hesitate to even write this post because there is a part of me that doesn't want to draw any more attention to this topic than it has already received. That being said, I decided it might still be worth it. 

It seems that nearly every single post I have seen on any of my social media sites today have been directed towards the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. While I personally did not watch, I am finding that there are some very strong opinions coming from those who did.  I have seen both self-belittling comments as well as negative comments about the models. Neither of these sit well with me. 

We live in a world where it seems no one is "good enough".  According to popular media, in order to be "beautiful" one must be thin, have luxurious thick long hair, a perfect and pore-less complexion...the list could go on.  However, when we see these women who seem to have everything one needs to be considered beautiful, many of us are very quick to bash on them for their looks. 

Why do we do this? 

We spend so much time comparing ourselves. We are overly obsessed with our physical appearance. I have seen so many comments where women belittle themselves and discuss their "less-than-perfect" bodies. Many of these women compare themselves to these models and feel inferior and even ugly. This is wrong. No one should feel this way. Unfortunately we live in a world where NOT feeling this way is becoming increasingly difficult. 

On the other hand, bashing these models for the way they look isn't right either. I have seen countless comments regarding the bodies of these models calling them disgusting and ugly because they have no curves. It's fascinating to me because this proves that no matter what we look like, society will tell us that it is not good enough. This couldn't be more false. 

As cliche as it sounds, EVERYONE is beautiful. While someone might not necessarily be beautiful to you, the same person might just be the most attractive person to someone else. The thin model with the perfect hair walking down the runway...SHE is beautiful. The curvy girl watching the fashion show wishing she looked more like the model...SHE is beautiful. The incredible human being reading this post....YOU are beautiful. 

Let's spend less time comparing ourselves and bashing others. YOU are enough. YOU are beautiful. Just the way you are. Don't buy in to what society will try and convince you is beautiful because according to society, no one will ever be enough. 

xoxo Ceciley