Body Issues

Body Issues

Waarom is er toch zo’n ellenlange discussies over het lichaam van de vrouw?

Iedereen heeft Body Issues maar om daar nou wereldwijd zo’n ophef over te maken? Eerst dat gedoe met de BMI regel die is ingevoerd, onder een BMI van 18 mag je niet meer werken als model. En dan de #IMNOANGEL campagne die verschijnt met de  afschuwelijke column op ELLE.NL(LINK) en een “tegengeluid column” (link) die daarop volgden.   

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Wat vinden jullie?

Ik vind dat we met zijn allen eens moeten ophouden met zeuren! BMI is een slechte manier om te meten/weten of iemand te dun is voor modellenwerk, maar ik begrijp dat men er iets tegen aan wil doen.. en terecht! Maar dit lijkt mij niet de juiste manier, iemand die kilo’s aan spieren heeft kan zelfs overgewicht hebben volgens de BMI regel.

Dan die campagne #IAMNOANGEL. Persoonlijk vind ik ook dit weer ongepast. Opnieuw een uithaal naar het succesvolle Victoria’s secret merk en haar angels. Jaloezie? Een grap? Ik begrijp hem niet, sorry. Modellenwerk is topsport, de VS angels zijn in top conditie en het meerendeel van de modellen eten juist mega gezond en zijn fitter dan fit. Natuurlijk zijn er uitzonderingen, maar misschien is dat de taak van familie, vrienden en misschien wel haar model agent om dit te signaleren en daar wat aan te doen. 

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JA body diversiteit is belangrijk, maar maak het nou allemaal alsjeblieft niet te bont met z’n allen.. Ik zeg: laat iedereen vooral in zijn waarde en waardeer en respecteer het gezonde mooie lijf.

Hoe dat er dan ook weer uit mag zien.

 

2 Comments

  1. Hélène

    I had to use Google Translation but I think I got the majority of the text, lol! I discovered your site by Instagram and I believe you are a great model both physically and mentally. Iit’s kinda courageous to publish such a post because you are defending what’s being frowned upon. While I get your opinion and that what important is being healthy, I aslo get the other way around: models are known for their physical capacities, capacities that are not the most common, let’s face the truth. Most of us women don’t look like the rest of you and it can be very depressing… Even if we could all get this kind of bodies, so little of us actually have the time or the dedication for it and we are stuck feeling inadequate. I haven’t read the ELLE article (my google translation was rather shocked!!) but what I understand from this campaign is that… Well, there is no “perfect body”. It’s the “perfect” that hurts. What matters is being healthy, to feel at home in your own body. And that’s the same message I read through your post. Again, I didn’t read the ELLE’s statement so maybe I’m off the base here… Anyway, I love following you, I love reading you (even if your bikini pictures? Well, they put me to shame, lol ;)) and I hope you continue for a long time!

  2. Hi Hélène

    thank you very much for your comment, I’m so happy you are still reading my blog with google translate which makes that possible! Makes me very happy to hear you enjoy it.

    I completely agree, it’s very hard to always hear the complains about model body’s being not “real” bodies and that models are unhealthy. What I was saying in my post, is that most professional models are the most healthy persons I know. They are determined eating healthy foods and working out on a regular base. We have to work with our body’s.. it’s not just having the right sizes but we have to look healthy as well.

    The ELLE article was written (by probably a very frustrated woman about her body) who said that models look like a stick and that there is nothing gracefully about it. She said very nasty things about Gisele Bundchen her body, for instance that she had lots of bad luck with having the genes that gave her this body and her sister a beautiful one. But she also said that Kim Kardashian looks like a chubby fat little girl when she wears tight fitting clothes. I was shocked, how can you talk about woman like this? And she finishes this whole article off with the #imnoangel campaign her words: “Growse looking fat rolls”. I can’t believe that somebody writes an article like that and that ELLE posted that on their website with all these young girls and insecure woman reading it.

    I think we all have to let this body issue go and stop the media nonsense about it. Embrace your own body, being healthy and happy is what matters the most right? And if you don’t like your own body and or not satisfied don’t take it back on others, work on it! But just keep in mind, if you are not a model you don’t HAVE to look like one…

    Just be the best you that you can possible be!

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