I love perusing the photos of all the gorgeous Hollywood actors and actresses post-award ceremony day. The Oscars was on last night and naturally the highlight is not just about who wins that golden man, but who is wearing the best dress!
There were some gorgeous outfits. Penelope Cruz, Glenn Close, Michelle Williams, and Gwyneth Paltrow were among my favourites.
I realise the fashion and trend these days is to be rail thin, but there were a few ladies I was really worried about.
I absolutely adore Angelina Jolie. I think she is stunningly gorgeous and sexy… yet I feel worried to death for her. She looked so frail and undernourished.
Now I know that some women are just naturally very slender, but a few women seem to be disappearing before our very eyes… Angelina, Rose Byrne, and Giuliana Rancic.
Poor Giuliana has been through a heck of a time lately, so you can understand why she might have lost so much weight. But there is such an abundance of desperately thin actresses around at the moment.
I feel saddened at the thought that they feel so pressurised to be so thin.
It also puts pressure on us, the Average Joanna. We are inundated with photographs of emaciated models and performers… honestly I feel like an elephant compared to a lot of these women… and I am only 110lbs. Sure, I am also only 5 foot, but even so! I feel like one of my thighs is bigger than their entire torso!
What is this going to do to our children? I am not blaming these women, per say (they are just victims of circumstance), but I am definitely blaming society for buying into this rubbish and making it acceptable.
Please can we bring back the happier and healthier trend of embracing our curves? We are women and, as John Mayer sings, our bodies are a wonderland! Bones are not sexy. Soft curves are.
Isn’t it time we all focused on being healthy? Eating good foods, exercising regularly, and loving who we are? Can we please obsess on our children, husbands, families, and friends, and not on our weight? I think it’s important to be health-conscious and aware of our weight only to be sure that we are not putting ourselves at risk for any type of disease.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all look in the mirror and be able to say, “I love myself for who and what I am. I am good enough.”