The female body is simply a work of art. Not only is it designed to bear children, it comes in all different shapes, sizes, and proportions which make them all unique. So why are women willing to put their bodies and health at risk to look the same?
Everywhere I turn images of the Kardashians, Nicki Minaj, and Blac Chyna are constantly being thrown in my face. I only notice one thing, their bodies look abnormally fake. I call it the manufactured body. It is like a formula of some sort, large breast, miraculously small waist, and a behind so big it makes you say, “Damn!” Am I the only person that is sick of the obsession with the “overly curvaceous body” trend? Don’t get me wrong, I love curves and I am an advocate for embracing them. But we all know that God does not bless us with a 38-26-41 figure. What is scary is that more and more women are hopping on the bandwagon buying into whatever these celebrities do. All in an effort to achieve the look like it is a fashion statement or something. When did having curves become a fad? More importantly, what happens when the fad fizzles out and you are 60+ with an artificial behind?
Women of color have long been known for their curves. And I must say it has not always been appreciated. For decades, a large behind was not something that was desired or praised in our society. There is no denying that well-defined curves are “in” (or so they say). But according to whom? It seems it is now only acceptable after women of a certain type of ethnic background began embracing the look. (I will just leave that there…)
Women are getting plastic surgery, butt augmentations, and utilizing waist trainers to enhance their curves. Plastic surgery can be anything from breast implants to liposuction procedures. According to CNN, “Butt augmentation is the fastest growing cosmetic procedure.” This ranges from Brazilian butt lifts, to injections, all to help women attain a fuller derriere. Waist training involves wearing a corset like garment for a number of hours each day in an effort to train your waist to be smaller. The result is normally an over-manufactured hourglass figure on steroids.
The problem is that females are willing to alter their bodies at any cost, even risking death. Google “butt injections” and you will see numerous stories about women that died from the procedures. While waist training is nothing more than a temporary fix that can cause trouble breathing and heartburn. What ever happened to good old-fashioned diet, exercise, and simply being happy with what God gave you?
Unfortunately body image issues and insecurities will continue to plague our society (as long as we let them). Newsflash my friends, these celebrities will never admit to altering their physiques (more often than not). It is all an illusion, so stop buying into it! Ladies, your body is your temple. You must take care of it from the inside out. While no one is perfect, we must all learn to love and embrace all that makes us…US. Bottom line is, your body makes you unique! You will never be anyone else when you look in the mirror, so you better start loving yourself.
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