Preception of Beauty…

All my life I have struggled with my weight. When I was growing up I heard, “You need to let your height catch up with your weight.”, I thought even then, “Are You Kidding Me?”

When I grew up, I heard, “You would be beautiful, if you lost a little weight.” Again, I thought, “Are You Kidding Me?”

As an adult, I found my fat cells as a comfort, if I weighed more no one would want to bother me, no one would look at me, and therefore I would be safe. I’ve talked to other women, and lo it’s the same story. THE SAME STORY!

We say we battle with our weight but, that is not it. We battle with being victimized! WE battle with being beautiful and bothered. WE decide to pack on the pounds and hide from life because we do not want to be tortured, ogled, victimized!

Just so you know, I am DONE with my weight, I’m going to do what I want and live the way I want to. I am going to be as healthy or unhealthy as I feel the need to be. I am DONE hiding from the world. I AM DONE with letting people have the power over me. I have for far too long listened to the opinion of others of what I need to do, and accepted it as fact.

I am beautiful inside and out, I am intelligent inside and out, and I am done hiding inside and out. To all those out there who are just like me, I know your there, stop hiding. Be who you are, stop letting the stupidity of people kill you slowly by the damage to your body, and the damage to your soul.

Do not let anyone other than you, own you. Don’t be afraid, of being you. You are so very wonderful just as you are. Living in fear is like living in a prison where you are holding the keys to your freedom but, choose not to leave. The only thing that is stopping you is you, and if someone desires to hurt you, call me, I have a bat! WE will handle this together, you will not have to be alone.

Everyone, male or female deserves to live their best life unaffected by the actions of others. We all struggle with parts of us that we feel are substandard. That is our uniqueness. That is our beauty. It’s time to embrace who we are, and start living for who we are.

I have a vision that man or woman, could walk down the street, the cat walk, the stage without feeling like an object. That walk that we are attempting is an act of pride, we are beautiful recognize that without demeaning that MAN OR WOMAN.