tired

Gabrielle

I am tired of the idea of what is right and wrong when it comes to our bodies, the way we choose to do our makeup and the clothes we decide to wear.

bodies

Bodies.

Our bodies are not only objectified, but idealized as well. Society combined with the media has a powerful influence of telling us how a woman should look. An advertisement showing slim and lean figures calls us to love our curves when those curves are not represented. Should we have the slim figure or a body sculpted out of curves? There are too many expectations when it comes to the appearance of our bodies and it creates negative expectations and beliefs that do nothing but harm. We internalize the projections of society and the media, lowering our confidence, harming our health and hurting our over-all well being. Many go through harmful lengths to achieve the unachievable idealization when the truth is that each and every one of us is beautiful just the way we are.

When it comes to our beautiful bodies there is no right or wrong.

makeup

Makeup.

There is a stigma revolving around those who choose to wear makeup and those who go make-up free. Someone who wears a full face of makeup is fake and shouldn’t be trusted because you don’t know how they may actually look underneath it all. On the other hand, if someone doesn’t wear makeup, they must be lazy and not care about their appearance or perhaps they are anti-makeup. It is as if there is no in between. The truth is the amount of make-up one wears or the amount of time one takes to get ready does not define who they are.

When it comes to makeup, there is no right or wrong.

clothes

Clothes.

Because no one body is the same, different clothes will fit each body differently. Something may have a tighter fit for one and a looser fit on another. The tightness of ones clothes does not define who they are. The amount of skin showing or lack there of does not determine who they are. A certain amount of judgment comes from ones clothes. We are told by society what trends to follow and what the hottest styles are, but we don’t always have to follow the rules.

When it comes to how we dress, there is not right or wrong.

Do what makes you feel authentic. There is no right or wrong.

Artwork by Gabrielle
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