Posted by HSG on February 15, 2005 at 03:03:26:
In Reply to: Re: Barbara - "Happy Size" cover girl posted by Chad on February 11, 2005 at 18:22:45:
What you say about Mrs. Brickner helping other women discover that their plus size is, indeed, a happier size, is very true.
Just the other day, we received a lovely note of thanks and a testimonial from one of our readers. Her gratitude is rightly directed at the most beautiful plus-size models in the industry, and the creative teams who present their beauty to the public. The writer's statement is so moving and heartfelt, that we are compelled to share it with the public:
Whenever I allow the constant media pressure to get to me, when I begin to feel self doubts and uncertainties, when I begin to feel that perhaps I ought to start limiting what I eat, I go to your site, and I read. I read your archives, I read about your models, and I look at their galleries, these beautiful women with my proportions (well, they are about 5 inches taller than me, ...).
This writer's observation that dieting does something to your mind is all too true. Readers should take heed of this, just as they should be encouraged by her discovery of the freedom that comes with true body love. Also, the writer's observation that part of what helped her achieve this freedom was choosing what beauty she looks at is crucial. It should remind readers that they are free to be their own editors, and to select the media sources that present true, feminine beauty in genuinely positive ways.
Let us hope that, in the future, there are more such choices available to everyone.
And incidentally, the writer's husband is undoubtedly correct when he asserts that L.H. is more beautiful at a size 16 than at a size four--for that is a more beautiful size.
A more enjoyable size. A more womanly size. A sexier size.
A happier size.
Barbara at Happy-Size.de, Spring 2005:
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