I like to start the week by getting some Monday motivation and inspo from someone who has great perspective on life, weight and their body.
Today’s boss-lady was Melissa McCarthy. Her weight is something that often comes up in interviews with her, often as an unspoken premise for a question. For example, “where do you get all your confidence?” (implying that for someone who doesn’t fall into the conventional categories of ideal body shape or beauty, it is amazing that she is able to be so comfortable and confident with herself!). But Melissa handles all this with grace …
- Melissa McCarthy is magnetic, fun, kind, intelligent and creative.
- Melissa has a curvy, soft, feminine body.
- Melissa is healthy.
- Melissa is committed to modelling body positive behaviour for her kids…
CONCLUSION? -> BE LIKE MELISSA!
In her own words:
“Sometimes I wish I were just magically a size six and I never had to give [my weight] a single thought. … But I am weirdly healthy, so I don’t beat myself up about it — it wouldn’t help, and I don’t want to pass that on to my girls.”
“We have to stop categorizing and judging women based on their bodies. We are teaching young girls to strive for unattainable perfection instead of feeling healthy and happy in their own skin.”