What an incredible question! While we do tend to be female-focused, we want to spread the message of beauty in life for BOTH genders. A lot of what we post has to do with women due to the unrealistic images portrayed to us as women, although, now that you mention it, the media does set standards for men to be muscular, tall, athletic, etc. We want everyone to feel welcomed here, and will start posting more gender-neutral and masculine empowerment things on the blog! xo
You are incredible. You are SO welcome. We love you!
Submitted by Krista
Please believe in yourselves. <3 I’ll try to believe in myself too.
Submitted by Lauren
I wanted to thank you for producing such an inspirational blog account. I found ya’ll about a week ago and have already gone thru all of your posts.
As a result, I have looked issues I have been battling with in the face. Problems like low self-esteem, stress about my love handles, cellulite and sweet tooth are things I knew I struggled with and diving head first into this blog and the incredible message behind it has helped me decipher why I feel this way about myself.
I have discovered that as some of your material suggests, it dates back to when I was in middle school (and I am 22 now) and the nasty and caddy things people said to me before I started my first round of weight watchers at 13 years old. I began to realize the comments that were trivial to the people who said them have stuck with me subconsciously for 10 years and with the help of air brushed media images have shape the negative view I have on my beautiful body. Which pokes at the importance of the anti-bullying campaigns that have flared up and to many of your post about not judging others.
I have made the decision to STOP looking to unhealthy “stars” for image role models. I have incredible friends, a supportive family and a loving boyfriend who are all so proud of me for my achievements in life and love me my charisma, my inner and physical beauty. No one that matters in my life needs or wants me to look like a model, or be a cranky betch because I haven’t eaten and I’ve worked out too hard. They want me to be happy and healthy.
And that is what your blog helps people see and understand. And honestly, it’s unfortunate that society and media has created a need for a blog that tells people to be themselves and love their body, but there is a need and ya’ll are doing a phenomenal job.
One last thing to thank you for; I have currently struggling to successfully support and inspire my boyfriend who is battling with depression. I often find it difficult to find the right things to say but so many of your post are focused on the beauty of being happy.
So know that beyond body image, your blog is all around uplifting message that is helping me and so many people in more ways than you beautiful ladies know.
Thank you and Keep it up!