Pretty

Thanks to Rioriri at She Dances in the Sand, just found this post from almost a year ago from A Dress A Day: You Don’t Have To Be Pretty. I absolutely love this line, ‘Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked “female”. ‘

Go read the whole thing, and start off your day on a high note.

Edited to add: Also this one, Tiers of Joy. ‘And do you know what? If you’re going to leave a comment that all those tiers would make you look OMG FAT!!!!, please don’t bother. There is more to life than the bogus imperative to minimize your apparent body weight at all times. Just for a minute, put down that burden, okay? Think about how that gorgeous fabric would FEEL. Think about how it would SOUND. Think about how you would MOVE in it, where you would GO in it, what you would put in the POCKETS, even, and not on some imagined optical illusion of a few more inches here or there. Now imagine feeling like that all the time — imagine the question “Does this make me look fat?” didn’t exist. How would that change your life? What would you do differently? Would it get you to wear this beautiful dress?’

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1 Comment

  1. bonnie-ann black
    September 19, 2007 / 7:50 pm

    i love erin at dress-a-day… i think i may have to put that over my mirror: Pretty is not the rent you pay for occupying the space called “Female.”

    i love that.

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