Body positivity is more important than body policing. Eyes on your own paper. We've got a lot of good excuses over here. They're called reality. For more background on this project, click here: http://www.parentwin.com/2013/10/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-why-maria.html
You’re totally right. I didn’t know what it said. While I recognize that Maria Kang makes people angry, insults in that vein are against the spirit of the blog. I am laughing at myself, though, for being one of the people who didn’t get the message, being as that was another thing said in that blocky thing. I fully admit that I deserve vertigokeyz scorn in internet savvy regard as well. That said, after I take down the picture, I’ll message, because I hate to have people feel their feelings aren’t legitimate. People are allowed to feel how they feel but as Rae said, “The movement isn’t about tearing people down and calling names, it’s about uplifting people. There has to be a line.”
Thank you for drawing my attention to it.
My “excuse” is that I am too busy recovering from depression and celebrating the fact that I want to live for the first time in my life, to give a damn about looking like a cover model.
Finding the right balance between my medications for Bipolar Disorder after being unstable for nearly an year, trying not to fail yet another semester in college due to long periods in bed, keeping the relationship with the person I love healthy in spite of my difficulties and earning money to pay for my meds - that’s my excuse.
I go to the gym to feel good and to fight sedentarism. Sometimes I’ll go 3 times a week, sometimes I’ll skip a week, and I take pole dance every saturday because IT’S FUN! Do I belong in a magazine? No. Do I care? No.
My priority is to be healthy and happy, to do my job right - and my qualifications are NOT based on my looks!