Dear Women of the world,
You are more than your body. Showing off your body doesn’t garner respect like you want to believe it does. You want respect and to be treated as beautiful and smart? Don’t sell your body through images and videos. Share your art, share your music, and share your talents, but don’t share every inch of your skin with the entire world. Considering the image you present is important- more than you will ever know. Whether you want it or not, you brand yourself every single day by the clothes you wear, the way you talk and how you carry yourself. Don’t want to be judged? Harsh reality- in a world saturated with images and everyone on social media, there are a million eyes looking at you and you will be judged. Don’t take that responsibility lightly. I won’t name drop as badly as I want to, but you musicians, artists and actresses know who you are- stop it. Stop making us think that it’s ok to throw our bodies in people’s faces whether they like it or not. Stop making us think we have to be a specific size. We don’t. Beauty is found in all shapes and sizes. Stop telling us that you’re a feminist and then propagate a less than respectful image to the public. Don’t kid yourself because you aren’t kidding us.
May we women stop talking so negatively to ourselves and about ourselves, learn to smile more often, spend time on inner beauty, and worry less about what people think of us and more about what God thinks about us.