Every month there is a new magazine with the newest diet rage (which is usually unhealthy), photos of what women are “supposed” to look like, & yet nothing about taking care of your body from the inside out. So many women (& men) nearly kill ourselves to attain some sort of ideal of “beauty” because we are told that’s what you do. Everywhere you go- tv, radio, billboards, etc.-we are bombarded with how to “lose weight quick” without fixing the real issues. Yet, women like me, (& countless others) who actually know what it’s like to love yourself (most days) get ridiculed for being confident AND over a size 16,18,20. Heaven forbid anyone that isn’t fit for the pages of a “mainstream” magazine have any opinion on how important it is to take care of your mind AND body. All of my role models might not seem like the healthiest people on the outside, but they have it together on the inside. They know what it’s like to actually love themselves and love life, in whatever form that means. I would much rather see that everywhere I turn instead of someone who thinks you can take a diet pill & slap lipstick on to fix a problem.. but that’s just me.