Saturday, September 12, 2009

A Baby Step...

A couple of days ago I hopped up on my Soapbox. All up it’s been quite some week. Tonight I have worked to a ridiculous hour (and if that wasn’t the milkman I just heard then I’m officially freaked out) but the weekend is now clear for ME (ok, and three birthday parties, a swimming lesson and a gymnastics competition where I will knit for four or so hours). I was just about to shut down my computer when I saw this. Just go and take a look. I have a beaming grin from ear to ear. It feels like a bit of a win. Happy weekend.

13 comments:

Amanda said...

Hope you get some rest!!!

What a great link :)

One Flew Over said...

Isn't it the MOST fabulous photo!! I love it x

Cath from chunkychooky said...

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyy!!!!!!!!! A real belly!!!!

Gina said...

Great link Tania - totally gorgeous. Don't you just feel happy after looking at that? Even though I avoid all fashion magazines and comparing with models/TV people, the dissatisfaction still seeps in... and a picture like this really lifts my spirits. Thanks.

Sandrine said...

I beleive also baby steps are being taken...we are hopefully going to see some changes...Old painting always had amizing curvy ladies on them soo ...Have a nice weekend!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post Tarn! Love the photo of Lizzi (gorgeous curves and all) and I did see the Supermodel shoot (with no make up) in the Harpers Bazaar (also inspiring)..maybe future magazines/media can take note!
Hope you get some you time!
Love Jen

Mel said...

Oh yes yes yes! Awesome link Tania thanks. I love that photo (as my belly rests on top of the laptop lol =)

Hayley Egan said...

More Lizzis indeed. She's stunning. Great post the other day too. I would also be furious...

sophie said...

What a knock out! I read about this a little while ago on the Mia Freedman blog! Hooray for normal!

Loz and Dinny said...

Bloody hell, girlfriend - get some sleep!!! and chocolate (wrestle those small party goers for lolly and cake booty) oh and a massage - hell throw in a pedicure and a dinner of popcorn and cheezy 80s DVDs - relax man... oh and lovely linkety linker link - schweet

craftschmaft said...

I loved your soapbox moment. I love that the internet connects like-minded women and that it can be a vehicle for change. Cause I think change is coming. Maybe not in school yards just yet but your link just goes to show that the tide is turning. It's one thing for us to battle through the pressures of body image but we will not stand to see our daughters subjected to it. So change is in the air... like the first warm breeze of spring.

Happy Weekend! Enjoy the spring.

Peta @ Pippiwillow said...

Bit by bit it will change - or at the very least non air brushed natural looking folk will become more prevalent in the glossy mags. Thank you Tania. Peta xo

katiecrackernuts said...

No, no, don't go crawling into any boxes. The globe idea is great. I was thinking of something that could maybe hang in sunlight to catch natural light as well.