Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tara Lynn - Plus Size Model Comments & Opinions.

You have probably seen this picture floating around Facebook today or in the recent days. This woman is absolutely gorgeous and I applaud her for taking this photo.

The story posted with the picture is as follows:

A while back, at the entrance of a gym, there was a picture of a very thin and beautiful woman. The caption was "This summer, do you want to be a mermaid or a whale?"

The story goes, a woman (of clothing size unknown) answered the following way:

"Dear people, whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, seals, curious humans), they are sexually active and raise their children with great tenderness.

They entertain like crazy with dolphins and eat lots of prawns. They swim all day and travel to fantastic places like Patagonia, the Barents Sea or the coral reefs of Polynesia.
They sing incredibly well and sometimes even are on cds. They are impressive and dearly loved animals, which everyone defend and admires.

Mermaids do not exist.

But if they existed, they would line up to see a psychologist because of a problem of split personality: woman or fish?

They would have no sex life and could not bear children.
Yes, they would be lovely, but lonely and sad.
And, who wants a girl that smells like fish by his side?

Without a doubt, I'd rather be a whale.

At a time when the media tells us that only thin is beautiful, I prefer to eat ice cream with my kids, to have dinner with my husband, to eat and drink and have fun with my friends.

We women, we gain weight because we accumulate so much wisdom and knowledge that there isn't enough space in our heads, and it spreads all over our bodies.

We are not fat, we are greatly cultivated.
Every time I see my curves in the mirror, I tell myself: "How amazing am I ?! "

I thought it was beautiful and felt so happy for "real" women everywhere who feel that being a size 14 or 16 or 24 is not attractive. Then I read the comments and I was completely disgusted by how some people felt!! So instead of getting involved in an argument on a picture that has 30,000 comments, I figured I would share here a couple that bothered me. While the majority of comments were positive, there were so many that were so degrading and disrespectful. Here are a few:

"Honestly if you don't have a weight problem you've been dealing with your whole life, theres no excuse for your ass be fat. Get your lazy ass up and hit a treadmill, and eat healthier. And for those saying "real beauty is on the inside" shut up please, we all know know that's something ugly/fat people say. Happy Wednesday y'all!!!!!"

"that is the most disgusting retarded fat excuse joke I have ever read, I hate when fat people are all like OH WELL I'M JUST FAT CUZ CALORIES ARE LITTLE CREATURES THAT SHRINK YOUR CLOTHES AT NIGHT... seriously fat people, you are fat, that is negative shut the f up."

"Ummm, is heart disease and stroke beautiful? How about high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer osteoarthritis, and breathing problems? I could lose 20 lbs and I don't like it. I need to get my ass of the couch and down to the gym before I get any of the above "beautiful" ailments that go along with being obese. just sayin'."

"being fat is unhealthy no matter how you phrase it "

"fat is ugly"

I was stunned by the amount of people who said that this woman was unhealthy and ugly because she had rolls.  1st of all, being plus size does not make someone unhealthy. Even when I was a size 22, I had good blood pressure and cholesterol and blood sugar. Although I do know I was at risk for all those things, not so much because of my size but because of my habits. I didn't eat well and I didn't exercise. However this woman, if I had to guess, would be about a size 14 - a size that I couldn't wait to reach and it the average size of a woman in America. Not to mention, if she wasn't comfortable with herself I'm sure she wouldn't be posing nude!

2nd: Fat being ugly??! Broke my heart that people actually feel this way. I can't count the number of times that people have told me "You were so beautiful even before you lost the weight" and clearly THIS woman is far from ugly. She is actually a french model by the name of Tara Lynn. (More photos below) 

3rd: Why are people SO judgmental??! Who determines what is considered "Fat" and what is considered "Skinny"  and what's considered "ugly"? People keep calling me skinny these days and yet I am not far off from Tara Lynn and they call her fat. But the kicker is, these people making all these comments are no super models yet have the nerve to judge this woman because she is not your "typical" nude model. 

The bottom line is take care of your body and be happy in your own skin. If you are a healthy size 16 then by all means, be a HAPPY and HEALTHY size 16! Whatever your size is, the key is health and happiness and I wish that for every woman (and man) on this Earth. We are all children of God, therefore we are ALL beautiful.

And don't judge!! You never know someone's story!!    

Be true to you.  


Anna said...

Thank you for posting that. I hadn't seen it floating on Facebook, so I'm glad you shared. Sad how ignorant/hateful people can be.

Looking forward to watching you continue on your journey!


Kim said...

I cant believe how ignorant and rude ppl are either on this subject. It amazes me! Another thing that amazes me is there is not one flaw on this chicks body please tell me there was photo editing when I was her size I had some cellulite here and there and she is has beautiful skin lol what was I doing wrong and I did work out :( I love women with body I have always though overly skinny was a thing I personally did not like but I would never call it ugly if it is not you then do not worry about it or judge it. And the famous quote that should have been commented back to these ignorant assholes "DO NOT JUDGE SOMEONE IF YOU NEVER WALKED A DAY IN THEIR SHOES." Great post!

Tara said...

The hate in the world is truly astonishing and sad.

Tara Lynn is absolutely gorgeous right along with many other plus size women. Being overweight can be temporary, being an ignorant idiot is usually something that cannot be changed.

Sarah said...

I saw this floating around FB too. I think this lady looks great. I think she is propotional. I know that people complain about obesity, god knows I did when I went on a rant about that show Big Sexy.
I loved what I read under that picture and I thought about posting it too, but you beat me to it!


Unknown said...

We all have different thoughts on what beautiful is and what we are happy for as our size, so who are they to judge?

MiVaWilder said...

Wow...that's pretty disgusting that people felt the need to type those statements...forget the fact that they even thought it...they felt it was necessary to type and share their ignorance. Pretty sad

Caroline said...

I reposted this photo also, and to my surprise a girlfriend of mine who is by no means 'small' commented "the only reason people think she is pretty is because of her face. if we changed her face, she'd just be another ugly fat person"

I couldn't believe someone who calls me 'ma belle' (my beautiful) on a regular basis could say something like that about someone 2 sizes smaller than me.......

What drives me insane though is that people do assume that because she has a couple rolls, she isn't healthy... I know I've been eating way healthier than anyone I know for awhile + regular excercize and I still have rolls... no one has the right to judge what is healthy for someone else... blech.

Krystle kjb Bailey said...

Thank you ladies for the comments. It is truly sad that there is so much hate in the world.

@Caroline that is insane. I would be hurt by that, I think! People are so judgmental!!!

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Anonymous said...

I love this! Thank you and Thank Tara Lynn!

Bradley said...

I love this woman! what as amazing sexyyy lady! she has some right sexy love handles and boy i would love to cuddle up with her! hehe

albina N muro said...

You have probably seen this picture floating around Facebook today or in the recent days. This woman is absolutely gorgeous and I applaud her for taking this photo. how to be a plus size model

Dan said...

If you walked up and down any street in the world, you'd be hard pressed to find many women as amazingly beautiful as Tara. Period.

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