J.K. Rowling and Body Image

This image was created by Arthlete on Tumblr. You can click on the picture to check out her blog.

I found this quote/picture on Pinterest, and it really touched me. It was said by J.K. Rowling, one of my favorite authors. It reminded me that character development is so much more important that what size we are. While it is important to take care of our bodies, and to treat them with respect, I don’t think that self-loathing due to weight answers that call. And really, what’s more stylish than self-confidence?

If there is one thing that I can leave with my readers, is that you are beautiful just the way you are. Fashion and cosmetics should broadcast your beauty, not cover up supposed flaws. It doesn’t matter what your weight is, the color of your skin, hair or eyes, your height, or anything else. Beauty exists in so many various and unique forms within nature -and it is the same way with humanity. Please, understand that you are amazing and beautiful because of your uniqueness-not in spite of it.

(And, as I said on the image caption, this image was made by Arthlete, a talented artist and blogger. I do not own this image, and had no hand in creating it. If you want to view her blog, click on the picture).

I guess that’s all I have to say today, other than that I’ve met my word quote for NaNoWriMo today, with a couple hundred words in addition. 🙂