Over at Glamour.com, there was a debate on “"How "Curvy" do you have to be , to be "Curvy"?", essentially the debate was about being a “real woman” based on body types. I reiterate, what editor in chief Cindi Leive says, it doesn’t matter what size or shape you are, a real woman comes in different forms. A skinny woman is just as much of a real woman, as a plus-size or curvier woman. Another thing that was discussed was labels, and this has been playing on my mind for awhile. Why do we label ourselves? I mean why do we separate skinny from fat, or curves from no curves etc. Why is so important to label ourselves? I think we find comfort in labels, we belong to something instead of feeling alone, I just think there need to be more positive labels for everyone, not just plus size women (we really need to find another term, ergh I hate the term “plus-size”).
However, I do feel the mainstream media, needs to promote ALL sizes, not just stop at a size 20. Every size and shape needs to be celebrated, after all if we all looked the same the world would be such a boring place! I think slowly but surely the media is accepting curvier sizes, but there is still a long way to go. I'm hopeful that someday, EVERY shape and size will be admired, and celebrated and praised, instead of being put down and receive negative reactions.
So my questions are, can you still relate to Crystal? What is the definition of “Curvy” to you? And do you think that society and the media will ever accept anyone larger than a size 20?
Was this the Crystal you related to?