Ok, so you may or may not have heard about what’s going on with this photo. Lush Cosmetics has posted this photo in a few malls and has been asked to take it down.
Why. Please explain to me how this is any different then a Victoria’s Secret advertisement. Please explain to me what’s wrong this photo. Is it going to “scar” children? Absolutely not. Children are going to say “That photo looks like a normal person and I know that it’s ok to look like that”. Teenagers will walk past this poster and realize that this is what beauty is. As someone who struggles every single day with body image, this is refreshing. This photo isn’t photo shopped. This photo hasn’t been altered. These are real women with real lives that have real emotions like I do. And it is really amazing to know that my body is beautiful. To have a gentle reminder that I’m a normal person and that nothing is wrong with me, is spectacular. My boobs aren’t big, and my stomach isn’t flat, and I have more stretch marks than I know what to do with. But I am beautiful. Thank you Lush. Thank you for inspiring me to know that I am worth it. We need to spread this photo like wildfire. This photo needs to be seen. Our voices must be heard. If it can affect me this much, then imagine what I can do to millions of others.
Also, butts rock.