I had the pleasure to meet a remarkable young woman by the name of Mar Ortiz a few years ago. She is now a reality television star on a show called Big Women: Big Love . Recently, she found herself catapulted into an arena that is as courageous and inspiring as it is absurd. A photo and a statement… would soon be a platform of debate.
I love my love handles!
I scrolled upon this photo in my Facebook feed and I commended Mar because there is nothing more beautiful than being comfortable in your own skin. As this picture went viral and people began commenting, I was actually appalled at the thought that anyone would even suggest that Mar was “glorifying obesity.” That’s absolutely absurd! It is becoming harder and harder in this day and age to “be beautiful.” What is beauty? Is it running around scantily clad? Is it looking like a superhero? Is it systematically butchering your body parts to resemble a celebrity?
It’s absolutely ghastly and unnerving for someone to be scrutinized for appreciating their God given body. That concept within itself has been so lost in translation for some time. In a world of Photoshop, filters and plastic surgery … what’s so bad about posting a picture and being content with yourself.
Love yourself at any size or glorifying obesity?