¿Tuvida sería mejor si estuvieras más delgada?". Es la pregunta que se lanza a varias mujeres triunfadoras en el último vídeo de la campaña 'Here I Am', de la firma JCPenney, una acción de la corriente 'body positive' que lucha contra la dictadura de las tallas y los complejos.
There was a great article my friend @themilitantbaker wrote for @ravishly recently talking about gaining weight. This made me think back to January 2014 when I was practicing yoga the most and felt my most active with biking and practicing. Since then I've definitely gained a lot of the weight back which I'm content with. A lot has happened since then. As Jes had talked about in her article, everything is always consisting changing, one year we can have more time for things, and other years things can take up your time. I know I always get those comments asking why I haven't lost any weight after practicing yoga for the last 5 years. I've never used my practice as a source of weight lose. I personally don't think it should be used for that just because there are so many other elements to practicing yoga. I lost most of my weight back in 2014 because I was biking, which is what I believe was the source of my weight loss, though the reason I biked was because it made me feel free and happy. Losing weight just happened to be a by-product. I've consistently advocated to just do active things just for the enjoyment of it, and not have to obsess about how many pounds you've lost. The more you obsess, the more expectation you put on yourself. That if you didn't do your physical activity something extremely bad will happen to you. Don't worry you'll be fine! You don't need to beat yourself up about it. Those extra pounds are okay! Be content with your body whether you have time for physical activities or life has to happen. We all have complicated lives. When you know you have the drive and time come back to it and be appreciative of yourself. Direct link in description: http://www.ravishly.com/2016/06/01/so-ive-gained-weight-so-what Also this bikini pic is for @curvesbecomeher after her article for @wearyourvoicemag talking about a photo of herself and friends in bikinis that was taken down. Big and beautiful women rocking bikinis! Bikini outfit by @torridfashion Mat by @liforme
Mujeres como Gabi Fresh, Valerie Sagun, Jes Baker, Mary Lambert y Ashley Nell Tipton hablan de sus experiencias personales y de cómo en su juventud les hicieron pensar que tener más de una talla 40 iba a condicionar su vida. El vídeo lanza un potente mensaje: la delgadez no es sinónimo de triunfo ni de felicidad, tal y como demuestran sus protagonistas.
"Tenía 10 años, quería ser cantante, y un miembro de la familia me dijo: lo siento chica, pero sabes que eso no te ocurrirá'", relata Mary Lambert, que hoy es una cantante de éxito reconocida, incluso, con una nominación a los premios Grammy.
El vídeo trata principalmente sobre el rechazo social que producen las mujeres que con características diferentes a las "establecidas normalmente".. Y lo mejor de todo es que prueba que el triunfo tiene mucho más que ver con el talento y la confianza personal que con el aspecto físico.