You are More than your Size.

Cold, dirty snow slaps me in the face with the appropriate song lyric, “Bitch I’m Madonna” trapped in my head…

So did you hear she’s dating another twenty-five year old model? Please keep it up Madonna!

Break those boundaries into tiny pieces and pave the road for the rest of us who may also want to show our ass and fuck twenty something models when we’re almost sixty. 

Would some of Madonna’s choices be as shocking or interesting to us if she were a man? She claims we live in a sexist, ageist society and who can honestly disagree.

In the ‘90’s she ruffled feathers with what was at the time considered controversial imagery, her dancing in front of burning crosses and dabbling in BDSM. Would she have found it amusing then, to know that having a sex life in her late fifties gets people talking just as much!

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I’ve never been a huge fan but have appreciated some of her messages; strength, rule breaking and the power to keep re-inventing yourself. At times her tactics may be a bit overdone, but we can all understand the need to hammer people over the head with something to get their undivided attention.

In our modern age of cosmetic and digital enhancement who are the women in the media truly trying to encourage empowerment?

I have hated my fatter self and can totally feel someone like Ashley Graham. She’s all like, Hey look over here I’m big AND beautiful. You thought fat wasn’t sexy, well check out THIS body!

Ashley rejects the label, ”plus-size” and doesn’t want to be put into a box because of the number inside her pants.

The crazy concept that a woman is more than her physical self, imagine!

Starting with even the smallest change matters, like making a conscious effort to tell our daughters, nieces and granddaughters that they are strong and smart just as often as cute or pretty.

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Message in a Bottle

One of my deepest wishes for 2015 would be for women to stop being reduced to their appearance. Have we discussed what any of the men were wearing at the Grammys? Why are two women as powerful and talented as Madonna and Annie Lennox belittled to the level of who made the more age appropriate choice of how much naked skin should be exposed? Let’s talk about the music they have made and everything that they both have managed to accomplish, also maybe the fact that Madonna is in her mid-fifties and can still wrap her leg right around her fucken head. Wouldn’t these topics be much more interesting? Can we honestly handle one more ground breaking article about how we can’t recognize some actress we haven’t seen in a while? Renee Zellweger, Kim Novak, Uma Thurman just to name three that have been harshly judged. Serious contemplations about whether its surgery, less make-up, badly ageing, or unkempt eyebrows. How could she have done this to her face when she used to be so beautiful? WE are the reason why women in the public eye do terrible things to themselves in the name of youth and beauty. Simply nothing is ever good enough and no matter what you accomplish with your heart and mind, if you’re a woman it always comes back to who you’re wearing and what you look like. Are we really that shallow? Shame on you world! Shame, shame, shame. Let’s take the energy we are going to waste this year talking about who is wearing whom, who got fatter or thinner or tucked and pumped up and collect it all in a large glass bottle for use on something of actual fucking importance. Let’s see what we are left with at the end of this year.

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