Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Buddha said "You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love & affection."

Today I am sick at home and have been sick for a while, so i am sorry for not posting in a bit.

When I started this blog, I want to show people that beauty is more than just being what everyone thinks it is. I wanted to redefine that word that it comes in so many forms. But I didnt talk about what that word really means.

When I type the word "beauty" into the search bar of my homepage, the first thing that came up was beauty products... How did our society come to this? It has come down to physical objects and that's what we put ourselves as. We are just physical objects.

But when I looked at the second link that come up and it was wikipedia. I clicked an it and it had the definition of the word and what I loved about it was how it talks about the admirable characteristics like "attraction and emotional well-being." And to me, it did not once mention anything physical. I'm thinking that a source that most people look at did not mention about being physically perfect. That is just plain awesome.

To go in depth of that, it stated about the characteristics... yes I know that it could mean physical appearance too but it leaves room for everything else. We are all human beings, we are not perfect.

And I will come clean right now, I am trying to inspire so many out there that we need to love ourselves and be healthy. But sometimes, I think of what it would be like to be "one of the hotties." All I am telling you right here is that... I know that we're weak to the media or our inner devils sometimes but we're here together. Anytime that WE are thinking that we're not good enough... always think that there are others who think of the same things. But together, we can admit it but also know that hey... we neeed to go forward. And that we're not alone. When we think half-empty there are others who will help bring us back to thinking half-full.

Buddha said "You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love & affection."

We are all humans... its ok to be weak... because without knowing you have weakness, you wouldn't know about your strengths. So be weak at times, but ALWAYS come back STRONG.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Be strong physically, emotionally and also mentally and dont let Ralph Lauren slim you down

Filippa Hamilton is a fashion model from France who's done very well as a fashion model.

At the age of 15, she was discovered on the street of France.

At the age of 16, she landed herself her major first campaign for Ralph Lauren.

Everything is great until, a photo that was not approve by the US came out, and it has Hamilton's head smaller than her waist.

After much debate and a lot of tabloids, the company that put this supermodel on the map, came out with a statement which told everyone how they had made a mistake and how they did over retouch her picture to make it more "beautiful". And that it was done too much to the point that it looks extremely unnatural.

They also stated that they have dealt with this, well when they said that, they met firing Filippa Hamilton. A model who was completely innocent about these picture and how she didnt have anything to do with this situation because models dont retouch those pictures and she herself was that even that skinny.

Hamilton stated that when she saw her face on another girl body... it was just shocking. And that yes, they did fire her over 6 months ago but still continue to use her image.

And Worst of all... she was fired because she was actually too fat or too big to fit into their clothes.

In U.S.A., her size is a 6, for a girl who is 5' 10, thats really on the skinny side. But in the modeling world, and I'm saying this based on the fact and NO... I do not agree with this, models have to be size 2.

Problem much?? Back in the 1990's, Liv Tyler had said that sample sizes for clothes were size 6-8 and now they are down to size 0-2. In the 10 to 15 to 20 years that have passed, really... can you imagine it changing that much and still trying to represent beauty?

How are we as humans suppose to take all of this and try to be like it when we know that it's wrong?

We need to embrace our body not hide it. And what else that is messed up about ads like these are that they know they are selling to real people with real bodies, not just 5' 10 and size 2 but people who are 5'3 and size 6. Or height of 5'5 and size 12.

They tell us that if we wear this, then we're going to be "beautiful" like those girls, but what they need to do, is have models that reflect how a healthy and normal or what a body should be.

If it says that a certain % of body fat for this high and low cardio level... healthy should look like a certain type and have models that look like that. Whether they are curvy or skinny, we need to just tell people to be healthy and whatever that size or how you look might be, thats the key thing.

Cindy Crawford said:

"The thing I like about my body is that it's strong. I can move furniture around my apartment. I can ride my horse... I can play basketball. It's a well functioning machine. "

What's beautiful about it is the fact that she didnt say whether she is average, skinny, toned or anything. She said that she's strong.

That's the message we need to promote. Be strong physically, emotionally and also mentally.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Helen Keller said, "The best and the most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt within the heart."

Hello everyone who is reading, if there is anyone that is reading.

I have a regular name, with a regular family and regular friends, yet I am not at all regular.

I am 20 years old, finally coming to terms with who I am.

The reason I started this blog is because I want everyone to love and embrace who they are, what they are, what they look like, who they love, what their imperfection show and many more.

Whether you are White, Black, Asian, Latino, Native American, Middle Eastern, Deaf, old, young, poor, rich, a wheelchair user, 1-leg, gay, bi-sexual, lesbian, transgender, pansexual, questioning, epileptic, cancer-free, thick, skinny, pale, tan... EVERYTHING, I want you to know that you are beautiful!

Beautiful is more than just being "perfect". Because a supermodel once said, "Being perfect is boring and being human is beautiful." No one is perfect. And those flaws that we have define us.

Never be ashamed of you, any part of you, be proud.

This blog is more than just about telling you that you're beautiful... I dont need to do that, because you already know that. But I want to tell you to change your way of thinking... Always think that you're beautiful and KEEP SAYING IT. KEEP THINKING IT. KEEP ACTING IT and KEEP BEING IT.

That's what you need to do. Dont do it just for you, do it for those who cant seem to say it yet.

Dont feel like you are alone, because there are others out there just like you.

And if you could... please email me at allformsbeautiful@gmail.com I'd love it if you would share your story with me and others about your story. It doesnt matter whether its a story of realizing your beautiful, or the struggle to get there. I'd really love to hear it.

Other than that, I'll try to do a post at least once or twice a week.

Helen Keller said, "The best and the most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt within the heart."