Today as I sat at my table by myself at school eating my dinner of chicken tender covered in barbecue sauce, I kept thinking about all the pictures I've been seeing of Lady Gaga lately. If you didn't already know Gaga posted a pic of herself on via Twitter only dressed in matching bra and panties. She did this to show of the body that she has admitted has had its ups and downs battling bulimia. I am proud to say thank you to mama monster for doing this and showing that people talking about other peoples weight only brings ugly thing out into the light.
Gaga along with Katie Couric has admitted publicly that they both have had their battles with bulimia and continue to struggle with the sickness. The way our society is today it praises those they consider the ideal size and shape. They tell you that you aren't perfect unless you are a size 6 or even smaller. They tell you that you aren't beautiful if you don't look a specific way. All these ideals of beauty and what is acceptable in our society is driving people women mostly to do stupid, dangerous, insane things to attain these standards. When I was younger I did not see myself as perfect and was call fat, husky, and all kind of other names and that lead me to stop eating which is never a good idea. I ended up looking horrible and sickly due to the fact I wanted to be thin and considered pretty so that people would notice me and like me.
|Brave image of Lady Gaga|
When I see a body like Lady Gaga's I see a body that is perfect. Her body to me looks like a picture of health. She is neither ultra thin, nor is she over weight. The magazines and tabloids got on her case due to the fact that she reportedly gained 25lbs. Oh My God!!! She gained 25lbs. Who is she to go and put on weight and offend our eye sight? HELLO PEOPLE...she is a person. A woman. We gain weight whether we like it or not. It's her body and she has the right to put whatever she wants in it. People, gaining 25lbs is no big deal. I wish some of the ultra thin girls out there would take a page out of her book and eat something.
I love the fact that Gaga is happy with herself. She shows us that you know what let them say what the hell they want to say we are find the way we are. True there are people out there that only for health reasons need to lose weight but if a young girl or woman gains a few points she shouldn't be criticized nor should it be pointed out to her everyday. This society needs to evolve its sense of what is health and beautiful. There are cultures out there that think a skin woman is the most unattractive thing on two feet. Israel has taken it one step by banning ultra skinny models,but that is not the point. The point is that society needs to let it go and stop trying to influence people on what is beautiful. We all have eyes of our own and we can all look at ourselves and judged whether or not we are happy with ourselves. we do not need some man or some woman telling us that this is what we should look like when they don't even look like that themselves. That's all this pleasantly large woman has to say.
Here are some other famous people that have battled this disease
If you are battling this disease or know someone battling bulimia here are books and links that you can refer too. There is help out there and you are great the way God made you.
- BRAIN OVER BINGE
- THE OVERCOMING BULIMIA WORKBOOK
- LEARNING TO BE ME: MY TWENTY-THREE YEAR BATTLE WITH BULIMIA