Target: Tia Mowry
Goal: Praise Mowry for taking on perfect body image critics.
Carrie Fisher recently told Good Morning America anchors that the conversation they were engaged in was “stupid” when the discussion turned to her weight loss. Now it is Tia Mowry’s turn, who answered critics by saying she is “happy,” not pregnant, and that is why she recently gained weight. The actress directly addressed the age-old issue of body perfection in our culture.
In her response to body shamers, particularly those leaving negative comments on Instagram and other social media outlets, Mowry said, “I’m just enjoying life, and when I want to drop the pounds, I will, but right now I’m happy with who I am… [this] is a form of body-shaming, I will say that, and it’s pretty unfortunate.”
Mowry continued to stress that our culture needs to be supportive of all body images, because all sizes and shapes are “beautiful.” Let’s show Mowry our support by praising her for standing up to the negative critics of her weight gain. All body shapes and sizes are indeed beautiful.
Dear Ms. Mowry,
I am writing to praise you for standing up to the critics of your weight gain. I agree with you that our culture is obsessed with a perfect body type that no woman—or man for that matter—can attain; a body type that often requires drastic and unhealthy measures, including anorexia, bulimia, and cosmetic surgery in a person’s efforts to attain “perfection.”
All shapes and sizes are beautiful, and as long as someone is happy and healthy, it shouldn’t matter how much they weigh. Thank you for standing up for positive body image, and for helping to spread this important message to girls and women everywhere.
[Your Name Here]
Photo Credit: Office of Women’s Health