Logically, I do get that Hollywood/The Modeling Industry is one world, and everyone else lives somewhere different. However, when I saw that this girl (Alyona Osmanova) was just moved to the plus size division - yes, + size - of her modeling agency, I kind of lost it.
I'm a size 4/6. I'm a vegetarian. I eat mostly healthy stuff, with the occasional bit of ice cream thrown in. I run 4-6 miles a day, five times a week. I'm 5'8" and weigh somewhere between 130-135 (I don't use scales). And I almost constantly feel fat.
It's not because I think I look bad, or even that I feel uncomfortable in my body. But everywhere I look (ahem, movies and magazines), I see tiny skinny people. And then I feel heavy. If I have to ask for a size 6 at the store, I feel embarrassed. Which is ridiculous.
I'm not blaming the media either. It's all of us. We're so focused on the extremes - ultra skinny or obese - that it's difficult to feel comfortable in the middle. It's difficult to feel comfortable at normal. Sometimes I just feel that it shouldn't be so tough to not be so hard on yourself.
Pic: Fashion Copious