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From Twiggy to Kate Moss: a revolutionary example for today’s top models

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The miniskirt revolution

Twiggy’s popularity not only influenced many people to try and imitate her look, but also drastically influenced the rise in power of models in the fashion industry. She was a role model and revolutionary for today’s top models, but her popularity also brought along with it the irrational image of the ideal woman. Twiggy was a major trendsetter in America during the sixties, even though she hailed from England. In the sixties, the thought of a model taking advantage of her success to start a fruitful business was completely revolutionary. ” Her influence is still seen on runways and television today among models like the figure of Kate Moss.

If these models exemplify ideal beauty, then the message is sent that today’s average woman just doesn’t measure up. She’s exactly the right look at the right time, and the right look is seventeen and starved. Twiggy is the pivotal woman…

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Love your Body Movement

Taryn Brumfitt is on a mission to convince every woman to love her body as it is, to stop buying into corporate messages about beauty, and to change the vocabulary listed above for good. She plans to do so by creating a documentary called “EMBRACE,” that will explore why body loathing is so commonplace and what we can do to change that reality.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/14/embrace-taryn-brumfitt_n_5318178.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063

Empowered Man and Woman

 

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Painting by Katelyn Mariah MA. BFA

 

“The War on Men Through the Degradation of Woman” – “How is man to recognize his full self, his full power through the eye’s of an incomplete woman? The woman who has been stripped of Goddess recognition and diminished to a big ass and full breast for physical comfort only. The woman who has been silenced so she may forget her spiritual essence because her words stir too much thought outside of the pleasure space. The woman who has been diminished to covering all that rots inside of her with weaves and red bottom shoes.

I am sure the men, who restructured our societies from cultures that honored woman, had no idea of the outcome. They had no idea that eventually, even men would render themselves empty and longing for meaning, depth and connection.

There is a deep sadness when I witness a man that can’t recognize the emptiness he feels when he objectifies himself as a bank and truly believes he can buy love with things and status. It is painful to witness the betrayal when a woman takes him up on that offer.

He doesn’t recognize that the [creation] of a half woman has contributed to his repressed anger and frustration of feeling he is not enough. He then may love no woman or keep many half women as his prize.

He doesn’t recognize that it’s his submersion in the imbalanced warrior culture, where violence is the means of getting respect and power, as the reason he can break the face of the woman who bore him 4 four children.

When woman is lost, so is man. The truth is, woman is the window to a man’s heart and a man’s heart is the gateway to his soul.

Power and control will NEVER out weigh love.

May we all find our way.

~ Jada Pinkett-Smith, Sinuous Magazine

Enchanted Love

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One of my favorite books is Enchanted Love by Marianne Williamson.  Here is one of my favorite quotes…

In every bank there is a door to a vault.  Inside the vault lies gold.

In each of us there is such a door, and an enchanted love is the key to unlock it.

When someone truly makes the journey with you,

when they try to understand your dreams,

when someone truly respects your goals

and when they truly hear your feelings,

when someone truly stands at your side,

when someone can laugh and cry with you with equal ease,

when someone invites you to surrender all your inhibitions and you know the invitation is safe,

when someone honestly thinks you are gorgeous,

when someone recognizes your bravery and salutes you for it,

when someone has compassion for your wounds,

when someone forgives you regularly while indulging your rarely,

your molecules transform.