Monday, July 12, 2010

Why I'm here

To put things simply: I know too many beautiful women who don't realize that they're beautiful. I consider this a tragedy because these women can't enjoy the beauty that they have. Instead, they pick an ideal that's different than the body that they have, and then beat on themselves because they don't match that arbitrary ideal.

Hint: Definition
Ideal \I*de"al\, a. [L. idealis: cf. F. id['e]al.]
. . .
3. Existing in fancy or imagination only; visionary; unreal.
[1913 Webster]
The odd truth of the matter is that just about every body type has been in vogue over the years. Tall, short, shapely, thin and buxom have all had their heyday. Even now, if you check out the world of porn, you can find proof that people are willing to pay to view bodies of just about every type. Think about it -- If you're not beautiful, then why would somebody pay to look at somebody who looks like you?

So, then why not just enjoy and celebrate the body we have? That's not to say that we shouldn't continue to work to make sure that we stay/get healthy, but there's just no reason to pretend that some body other than the one we have is needed to be 'beautiful'.This site is about celebrating the beauty of the women in and around us. The method is pictures of women who are beautiful -- and especially women who don't fit the standard commercial TV/Movie/Fashion-model standard of bamboo-with-pants thin models that have resulted in would-be models literally starving themselves to death in an attempt to get 'thin enough'. (You know you're in trouble when people get refused for reasons like "You look too healthy, or one woman who stopped modeling because agents thought that she got too beautiful -- I kid you not!).

1 comment:

  1. just wanted to flag, couple of typos in facebook description, e.g., "their" for "they're". need to fix while still in beta.