Thursday, July 9, 2009

How to be beautiful just the way you are  

Currently, the top headlines on the covers of several major women's magazines are as follows:

Bikini-Ready Beauty Secrets

10 Easy Ways to Make Your Boobs Look Amazing

21 Days to Brighter Skin

Get a Great Butt

Beauty Tips From the Stars

Pear Shaped Figure Fixers

All these magazines have something in common: they're all trying to tell us that we're not acceptable the way we are and we must change immediately in order for anyone to love us.

The good news? There's an art project underway that's out to change that in one of the most direct ways possible. It's called "Beautiful Just the Way You Are," and it seeks to, instead of subjecting young girls to headlines such as those above, turn magazine racks into this:

Visit the project's website, print out your own "Beautiful Just the Way You Are" posters, and get busy. It might not get rid of these harmful "beauty" magazines completely, but it will certainly send a message to women and girls everywhere.

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2 comments: to “ How to be beautiful just the way you are

  • July 11, 2009 at 11:48 AM  

    i agree that a lot of major mags are encouraging women to change the way they look for silly reasons, but there are good mags out there that encourage change for the better heath of their readers.

    just because they offer tips for losing weight doesn't mean it's all for superficial reasons.

    although, having a new mag that promotes good self esteems isn't bad either, it's just that i wish there could be a happy medium

  • February 27, 2010 at 4:31 PM  

    I love the idea of this kind of project. I think young girls need encouragement that they are beautiful the way they are. Magazines are so full of way too skinny models and diet tips that it is enough to bring down anyone's self esteem. So to all the ladies out there, you are beautiful just the way you are!