Friday, February 06, 2009

Local Women Bare Arms!

...and legs, and a bit of cleavage as well. So why is it that so many women are afraid to show off their upper arms? Here's what we say to women who tell us they don't do sleeveless. What's the worst thing that can happen? Someone may actually see your arms and think, " Wow, she has big arms..." chances are after this insightful comment, they will already be thinking of something to say about someone else. The thing is, we tend to forget that most people are too busy worrying about the size of their own ass to even notice yours. Once we realize that the only opinion that matters when it comes to body acceptance is our own, then we can start dressing our bodies the way we feel most comfortable. A comfortable person has a much better chance of being a confident person. It's confidence that makes us truly beautiful and sexy. Whether it's arms, knees, tummies, thighs or butts, when a woman accepts the size of all of these parts and stops thinking of herself as a series of flaws, she can finally become one big beautiful package.

bodaciously,
Barb

1 comment:

Joanna Lundgren said...

I just read the Vancouver Woman Today mag (I hope I got the name right) and I ADORED the article on you and your cousin and your store. I am a "rubenesque" woman who just gave birth to a daughter in September. I am TERRIFIED that I will pass along my bad body image to her so I'm determined to change the way I eat, exercise, think and talk about myself and other women so that she can feel healthy and pretty no matter what size she ends up being. And it's pioneers like you who make my job that much easier. I will be in to your store as soon as possible. And Im keeping your blog in my favorites so I can check back often. Brava! And thank you from the bottom of my heart for being a voice in the wilderness! (Maybe that's a bit too dramatic but it's honestly how I feel!)
Joanna (size 18 mum of London & Teaghan)