This amazing toy company, GoldieBlox, has a great message to share with the world: girls need more options to play with than just princesses and barbie dolls. GoldieBlox is adamant in the belief that the feminine spirit of young girls will help build the future, literally! We do too!
I have always been that rhythmically challenged white girl, who loves dancing, but cannot do it to save her life. I love watching dances online, and am constantly amazed at the talent some people possess. I can appreciate this video for the talent, but I am equally upset with the content.
Why are we teaching young girls to move like Beyonce, who is known for her body and how she displays her sexuality? There are plenty of dances to showcase these young girls’ obvious talent, and then there are songs and dances like these that accelerate little girls’ growing process. I can’t help but wonder how we would react to 5-7 year old boys with no shirts on dancing around “grinding on the floor” to 50 Cent’s Candy Shop? It would be concerning to say the least, so why are we ok with seeing 5-7 year old girls in booty shorts and fishnets “booty popping” like Beyonce?
At first we were taken aback by the title of this blog post, and what we saw when we quickly scanned over it. Once we took a closer look, we could clearly see the writer, Katie Harrill, was onto something. Her witty post on how to make men like you, reminded us the absurdity of the pressures women feel to attract men. Just be yourself and have a laugh at these perfect examples why you should never settle for less.
Check out this American flag inspired one-piece suit from Target. Bo is rocking this suit in a size XL and it looks beautiful! We love the back tie detail and we are pretty sure this suit will look amazing on size Small and size XL. It is $24.99 and in stores and online now!
Do you love an athletic bikini as much as we do? You will love this super cute neon stripe bikini from BCA at Nordstrom. This brand is sold in the junior department but does go up to a size XL. Katie is wearing a size Large bottom and a size Large top. Cute, affordable, and available in larger sizes; Winning!
It is no surprise when we see models with perfect skin that we can credit with amazing lighting, and great photography skills. However, when we see those same tactics used on darker skin, we start to wonder the deeper affects it may have on young children growing up seeing people with their same dark skin; being portrayed lighter than they actually are. Continue Reading
Orange is the new black when it comes to this bikini by Herve Leger. Bo Stanley scored this designer suit for $50 at Nordstrom Rack! Normally this beautiful swimwear is super expensive so keep your eyes peeled for them on sale racks this summer. When I googled Herve Leger swimwear I was surprised to see the models used to sell the brand where super thin, but the celebrities that rock these suits are curvy! We found images of all body types rocking these suits and we hope to see more variety when shopping this brand! Follow Suits My Soul on instagram for healthy swim inspiration!
Healthy is the new Skinny has developed programing for schools and public events to shed light on how the media is effecting our self-value. School councelors across the country are alarmed by the rise in self harm, depression, bullying, and low self esteem of our youth. We live in a digital world where young people are more advanced in technology than their elders, making it difficult to address the problems at hand with a realistic approach students will respond to. That is why we have taken other young people who have a powerful message to share, that shows students the negative effects of living your life solely focused on physical appearance over all else. In this video professional surfer, Bo Stanley, talks about her struggles of being a curvy girl, in the surfing world. After fighting with her body to be something it’s not, in order to fit the sample size suits and gain sponsorships, Bo is on her climb back to her healthiest self; mind, body, and soul. It is not an easy mindset to overcome and it is one that Bo struggles with everyday. By sharing her message with the world, Bo is facing her fear of judgment from herself and others, and opening her life up to positivity, inspiration, and fulfillment.
You might be surprised what 2,000 calories looks like when it is all laid out in front of you! Take a look!