Beautiful

By: Gabriela Yareliz

I should be reading my outlines furiously… but I wanted to say…

I am disgusted in how women change themselves. I know it is a personal choice, but I feel it is a cycle. For example, I always knew there was something off about Katrina Kaif’s face… how about the fact that she got a nose job and lip enhancement? So many women are so fake; it is frustrating.

(That includes pretty much every woman in an American, Latin American or Indian movie.)

People get nose jobs, lip fillers, restructure their faces, wear color contacts– why are people so unhappy with themselves?

I really like European actresses… many of them aren’t afraid of looking natural. They are not afraid of frizzy hair, imperfect teeth, and looking like they just woke up.

Why have we dreamt up the perfect woman, or made one kind the ideal? It is an illusion that will not be ours, and women feel the pressure to be her.

The street of ideal proportions. (Les Poupees Russes)

I know, people rant about this all the time– I am not going to say obesity and the other extremes are okay, I just want to say:

Girls out there, you are beautiful. Don’t change your nose, your lips, your chin, your breasts. Maybe, I am just strange, and I love what is not perfect.

This reminds me of a great scene:

It isn’t just about women. Here in New York you see this genre of men who wear tight clothes, they look like  girls, they wear oversized glasses–what is this image people are buying into? The store sells skinny jeans, so now automatically everyone has to wear them and look good in them. They are probably one of the most universally unflattering articles of clothing.

Leave the pressure of what everyone wants you to be, and be you.

Live.your.life.

People who feel they need to fix themselves to be perfected are sending the wrong message.

This season find that thing; what makes you extraordinary. Follow no one-be purely you.

Published by Gabriela Yareliz

Gabriela is a writer, editor and attorney. She loves the art of storytelling, and she is based in NYC.

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