Oh ya I wrote that, and now it may or may not be in a script for something I’m acting in *mind blown*
Meghan Trainor’s hit song “All about that bass” has taken the world by storm. Everywhere I go I can see people rocking out to this “feel good” jam. However I have a very unpopular opinion about the song. It’s no secret that the fashion & entertainment Industry have created unrealistic ideals on beauty since the beginning of time, by promoting photo shopped pin thin girls with air brushed skin. Recently the music industry has started a very similar wave on unhealthy body shaming, but this time it’s disguised as the celebration of full figured women. Body acceptance is not about celebrating one shape or size because when it comes down to it there are endless body shapes, each of them beautiful in there own way. This leads me to my unpopular opinion that “All about that bass” Is not a celebratory song but a song that shames women by saying that “every inch of you is beautiful”….unless you’re “a size two” or a “skinny b*tch”. We get caught up in the mindset that only one type of person is allowed to have insecurities. Quite frankly we all deal with feeling out of place and far from perfect. I think if we promote the mindset that we are all beautiful regardless of what size we are or what body type we have the world would be a much more confident and accepting place.
Just a reminder that you, YES YOU READING THIS are beautiful!
So this is what my face usually looks like…hmmm?
Pictured above is me trying to make friends, not awkward at all!
It’s 9:00p.m. on a saturday night and I’m home alone eating cheez-it’s. Don’t get me wrong there is nothing bad about this! I love cheez-it’s so much I had to take a break between writing cheez & -it to eat another one cause I’m addicted. However it crossed my mind that most people my age reserve saturday nights for hanging out with friends. (Picture a long pause in me talking cause I just had to run down stairs and get more cheez-it’s.) Anyways this got me thinking about how hard it is to make friends these days and I thought I would share my frustration with you. For starters everyone is always on their phone. I physically can’t speak to anyone in public because their on this tiny glowing box talking to anybody and everybody that isn’t in the room, instead of all the real life humans that are there. Lets say by some luck I actually get the courage to talk to the one person in the room not looking at a tiny glowing screen in attempt to block out all the other people looking at tiny glowing screens. What do you even say? Back in the day you could see a kid on the play ground drinking the same flavor of CapriSun as you and BAM you were “BEST FRIENDZ 4 LYFE”. You can’t do that out in the real world!
- No adult is casually drinking juice box’s on the street.
- If you’re like “Hey thats some nice juice you got there” people will look at you like you’re crazy!
Then if you some how actually end up having a some what normal conversation with this person, there are like 80 forms of communication to connect with people on now. Do you ask for their number or is that basically yelling “I HAVE NO FRIENDS, PLEASE BE FRIENDS WITH ME”. Do you email, skype, tweet, or exchange instagrams? Then once you establish a form of communication you have to plan something to do with that person. Once you plan something to do you actually have to show up. This means you have to do your makeup, actually get dressed, and come up with an escape plan incase this person turns out to be a total crazy. After all of that you have to hangout with this person in real human clothing instead of your typical sweatpants and hoodie and talk about a bunch of random subjects to avoid awkward lulls in conversation.
Long story short it’s a lot of work to make new friends today and if I’m gonna be totally honest I rather sit at home eating cheez-it’s talking to you guys. I just ran out of cheez-it’s so I better go.
ps. I SWEAR I HAVE REAL LIFE FRIENDS…..MAYBE.