Last Week I recieved the latest issue of seventeen magazine in the mail. Flipping through the pages I saw an article entitled the Body Peace Project, I thought was very inspirational. Seventeen Magazine asked some of your favorite brownsistas what body and self image issues they struggled with growing up and how they overcame it. Their responses were very interesting.
Platinum- Selling R&B artist Ciara discussed with seventeen about her insecurities with her masculine legs. “I was very insecure about my legs I thought they were too muscular, too strong, I wasn’t comfortable with them, now I love my legs they are one of my favorite body parts, I’ve learned to love them they won’t change, I’ve learned to except that.”
American Idol winner Jordin Sparks discussed her weight. “When I was younger I wasn’t part of the group that guys thought were cute, I was a lot taller, bigger and thicker than other girls, I was always wishing, Why can’t I be like them? The first time I got over that was when I did a modeling shoot for plus size girls, I realized that I could wear cute clothes that fit my body, I love my curves. It’s a daily struggle to wake up and be like. You know what? I’m okay with myself today. But if we all looked the same, everything would be so boring.”
Former Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland also discussed her weight. “I was uncomfortable in my own body, one of my body insecurities was being really really skinny. I remember all the guys wanted curvy girls and I wasn’t that. Beyonce’s mama Tina helped me get passed that, she would pull me to the side and say “girl you better love your body”, and now I do.”
R&B Soulstress Solange also discussed her previous weight issues. “There’s a lot of focus in the media on weight, I remember growing up being a double zero. Actually I was a double zero until just recently, I was picked and teased on while growing up. You have to learn to embrace yourself as you are.”
Whether you realize it or not we all have flaws, imperfections, and insecurities. It is our imperfections that make us beautifal inside and out. Nobody’s perfect we have to start embracing and appreciating ourselves. Stop complaining, life is too short. Every morning remind yourself no matter what I’m beautiful. Visit Seventeen.com/breakthrough for more celebs Body Peace Breakthroughs.