Affirmations for living the life you want
in the body you already have
￼Expand your definition of beauty
There is more to beauty than the images that show up in the pages of Vogue and Glamour–a lot more! Beauty is a matter of individual perception, as in “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” Our aesthetic can be trained to appreciate beauty beyond the narrow range that is pushed on us by fashion magazines, TV, and billboards. Remember, it wasn’t so long ago that African American beauty was unappreciated in our culture. Because African Americans in the 1960s and ’70s made a conscious effort to reclaim their culture and their definition of beauty, our cultural definition of what is beautiful has broadened to include “Black is beautiful!” The same can be done for women of size. Reclaim your right to be a big and beautiful woman.
I am a big, beautiful woman.
When you notice a big, beautiful woman, compliment her on her appearance. Hold her in your memory as a mirror to your own beauty. Begin to train your aesthetics to include images of big women as beautiful. Add yourself to the big-and-beautiful category of women.
Reprinted with permission from Live Large!
By Cheri K. Erdman, EdD
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