Who hasn’t heard of this hashtag campaign by now? Tess Munster’s followers decided that they can wear whatever they want and who can disagree? It’s their freedom to do what they wish to do. After all, they’re the ones who face the consequences of their actions.
With every action, there’s an equal and opposite reaction. People, similarly, have the freedom to respond to us in the way they deem fit. If we choose to disregard fashion tips that have withstood the test of time, we should be prepared for all kinds of feedback.
Being held accountable for our decisions is just a responsible and sensible way to live. We’re adults after all, not children who can throw tantrums and get away with it. If we choose to post our photos in a public platform, we must be prepared for the feedback.
It’s no secret that I follow conventional beauty standards. I try to wear clothes that are flattering. These highlight assets and downplay flaws, so that my body is presented in the best possible light. You know why? Because I love and cherish my body.
Women of any size can do the same. Loving our bodies means caring for them right. We can’t do this by effing beauty standards which have withstood the test of time. Think about it, what does rebelling against these standards achieve? That’s right. Nothing much.
This is planet earth. It’s not some fantasy utopia where people are all angelic souls. We’re only humans and very flawed ones at that. Yes, we can work to become more compassionate and empathetic individuals, but it doesn’t mean we can’t be honest or call a spade a spade.
Embrace those beauty standards once more and work on yourselves to the best of your abilities. If we’ve made an effort, it is enough. We don’t need public validation to tell us that.
Wishing you fun,