Last week I watched a video posted by Mayim Bialik on how celebs and fashionistas disrobing in the name of empowerment. Everything she said was like a deja vu for me as I shared a similar thought with one of my friends few days back.
I find a bunch of semi-naked posts every single day with quotes on self-love, body-positive and finding happiness. Some of these women post to gain acceptance, to find a reason to love their body by the number of likes and comments they get and some post because they have found a reason to love their body and want to liberate the same through their feed.I am not writing this hating on such posts or by any means jealous of their wonderfully built bodies. I am a big believer in doing what you believe in doing. A woman’s body is hers and she has all the freedom to do whatever she wants to do with it, but like Mayim said in her video equating empowerment and self- love not with strength or intelligence or confidence, but only with sexiness, is giving a wrong message to young girls.
Being a fashion blogger myself and a women who codes for living, sexiness doesn’t always fits me in a red sizzling backless dress but it also fits me in my guts to snooze my alarm every morning and still manage to reach office on time looking snappy and stylish, it fits me in my confidence to pull an oily hair to a client meeting because you literally had no time to wash it yet manage to steal the deal, it fits me in my courage to make my voice reach in a male dominant software world, it fits me in the way I pull myself up when failing miserably.
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There are thousands of successful business women, scientists, social activist, political leaders, entrepreneurs, etc. who are round shaped. Why aren’t they considered as inspiration when it comes to body-positivity? why are only naked celebs or fashionistas are treated as role models?
Embracing and honoring beauty and sexuality is a small part of who we are as a woman. Empowerment is more than just body image, it’s in the ability to make a difference in the society.
Young girls today should know that their strength doesn’t only lie in the way they look but also in the way they think, act and react- sexiness is being smart, confident and much more.
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Asos Ruffle Hem Skirt (wearing US size 2; also available in yellow, red, white and pink) | Lace Tank (also like this; last seen here) | Jacket (on sale; more options 1,2,3) | Pumps | Straw Bag | Bandana | Earrings | Sunglasses | Watch c/o Daniel Wellington (Use code: DREAMINLOUD for 15% off)
“Sexy is new smart”
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