I Love My Body
I am powerful enough to reject your image of beauty. Your models are not a reflection of me. In the United States, as many as 10 million females and 1 million males are fighting a life and death battle with an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia. Millions more are struggling with binge eating disorder. 42% of 1st-3rd grade girls want to be thinner. 81% of 10 year olds are afraid of being fat. Over one-half of teenage girls and nearly one-third of teenage boys use unhealthy weight control behaviors such as skipping meals, fasting, smoking cigarettes, vomiting, and taking laxatives. Why These girls believe that real beauty ONLY comes IN A SIZE 0 OR SIZE 1. I am signing this petition to take a stand against eating and body dysmorphic disorders. I stand with my sisters. We want REAL models that represent REAL women. I want my voice heard and to show magazine publishers, marketing executives, and fashion designers that I am tired of having the image of beauty distorted. We are saying enough to beauty standards that are impossible to achieve and images and advertising that do not represent women in all diversities. These harmful and negative images of women can be damaging to a girls’ sense of self-worth and keeps them focused on body parts rather than on their whole selves. These images distract girls from pursuing full equality. So today, I join in on the campaign to take the power to control our own images and lives.