What if there is no such thing as flawed bodies. What if there are only variations. Different shapes, different sizes, different abilities, but all perfect as they are. What if, instead of reading another article about clothing that hides those “problem areas”, we realized that our bodies don’t have any problem areas? I was pondering this when I got a comment from reader Amlys with a brilliant idea. She wrote:
After poking around the SA blogosphere, I started challenging myself to find one beautiful thing about fat women. Even if it was, “I like her earrings”. Eventually, I started seeing beautiful things about their bodies, too. It became an automatic response to fatness–looking for one beautiful thing. I don’t see anything that upsets me–i don’t associate adiposity with being unattractive anymore. Now, I instinctively look for one beautiful thing about every person I see, fat or thin. I truly have found myself to be accepting of all sizes–I don’t see size anymore, just that one beautiful thing that I find about that particular person.
One beautiful thing. No more flaws, no more problem areas, no more body snarking, no more “can you believe she’s wearing that“. What if every time you looked at someone else, every time you looked in the mirror, you found something beautiful. Imagine how that could change the world…
Just one beautiful thing.