It’s cookie time! All I want to do today is show a virtual middle finger to the cultural ideal of beauty, forget all the people who called me fat/weird/dark/short/[insert unsavory comment], (no matter how much niceness it was coated in) and enjoy a big pack of chocolate chip cookies. Everyone may have an ideal in mind. I can only be kind and love what I’ve got. If I really want to make comparisons, I’d rather be like a lioness or an eagle :royal, fierce, high-flying, staying high above the unwanted stuff, observant, loud and clear, opinionated, sharp, protective of her people and territory and deeply loving at the same time. Tears sometimes hide boiling rage. If a woman loves and respects her anger, I believe the world will become a much better place.
This isn’t a personal attack on anyone. Whoever said this stuff is battling their own demons. This is a result of hundreds of tiny comments that have built up over the years. Continue reading