Every girl should be able to wake up in the morning and know she is worthy of living a happy and healthy life, without the constant fear of being too fat or not being able to fit in because of her body type.
Today the standard of beauty, defined by the media and Hollywood, emphasizes that skinny is the only acceptable figure. However these corporations are sending a harmful message to today’s girls by distorting the true image of models and celebrities gracing the covers of high profile magazines. Thighs are slimmed, blemishes are cleared, and faces are made more symmetrical: all acts that are part of an effort to make the women look “flawless”, something that does not exist in real life. Behind the mask of concealer and foundation, and the magic of technology, these models are human too, just like the rest of us. They, like every other person, have imperfections, but they also have makeup teams and editors to make it seem otherwise.
Several teen magazines have taken steps forward in the crusade for ending negative self-body image by occasionally publishing images of girls’ natural beauty, minus the Photoshop, to their readers. But these infrequent and minor efforts need to be backed by something greater. Going through Tumblr and Twitter you can often see messages like “I get really tired of not being good enough” and “How can I be pretty?” getting a large amount of reblogs and retweets, clearly qualifying the major concerns on the minds of teenage girls today.
This is where Cara Delevingne comes in. Cara has walked the Victoria’s Secret runway, been featured in numerous high fashion magazines, and has been named model of the year by Vogue magazine, but there is another side to her as well. Her outgoing and compassionate personality shines through magazine interviews and videos, making her the perfect person to spread the positive self-body image message.
This post asking Cara to make a video reminding girls that models are in fact human too and do not starve themselves to get their bodies stick thin was inspired by the following headline from The Dailymail: “How does she do it? Cara Delevingne reveals she ate pizza and McDonald’s on the eve of her Victoria’s Secret catwalk debut”. If Cara, a Victoria’s Secret supermodel, promotes the idea of girls eating what they want, maybe those struggling with anorexia and bulimia can find the strength to love their bodies as well.
Whether our efforts help only one girl, or one hundred, it is crucial to get the following message across: do not compare yourself to someone you see on the cover of a magazine. There is a reason the makeup products sold around the world create a multi-billion dollar industry and millions are suffering from eating disorders, especially in the United States where Hollywood has a dominating presence.
It is time to take a stand against the unrealistic message teenage girls are being sent and it can be put into action by simply reblogging this post. Thank you.
PLEASE, DEAR FOLLOWERS AND VISITORS OF THIS PAGE, REBLOG THIS POST, IT’S FOR A GOOD CAUSE :)
This petition is to get Cara Delevingne make a video to remind young girls to be love themselves as they are, they shouldn’t compare themselves with the covers of magazines because most of them are retouched by photoshop and they aren’t good example. They don’t need much makeup and not eating anything be beautiful, the important thing is to radiate beauty thanks to good health and overflowing joy.
I wish you all help us with this cause :)