Because there are so many things more important than your appearance.
So, with the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show coming up, I felt inspired to write a list of things I would rather be than an "angel". The Victorias Secret Show is glorification of ONE body type. And although this body type is beautiful, just like every other body type, it's also extremely unrealistic and unattainable. So instead of being glued to your television and watching 6 foot, 80 pound models with double d bra cups and hating yourself when you look at your skin in the mirror, focus on what's beneath it. There are so many more important things than looking pretty. So without further ado, 50 things I would rather be than a Victoria's Secret Angel.
"Don’t tell me I’m beautiful. I have already heard the word rubbed raw across the flesh of so many girls before me. Thrown at them like rocks that beat the skin of those we do not understand. Don’t tell me I’m beautiful. A word like that floats on the surface, give me something with depth. Tell me I’m intelligent. Tell me I’m courageous. Tell me that when I laugh the whole world smiles. Tell me that my voice is sweeter than strawberries. Remind me that my hands have helped flowers grow, painted the ocean, and captured the sky in my phone. Assure me that with a mind like mine, I can change the world. Don’t tell me I’m beautiful. I don’t really care if it’s true. I’ve spent years trying to convince myself that beauty goes through and through. Don’t tell me I’m beautiful. I’ve felt the word splatter against me enough for a lifetime. I am better than the “beautiful” that slips from your lips. I am the ocean, 36,000 feet deep. There are parts of me you have never seen. I am outer space, infinite in your search. I am not simply “beautiful.” I’m a masterpiece."
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