Lauren Conrad is one of those fashionistas that just inspire you. Her perfect hair, flawless look, unique style and outfits definitely have inspired more than one daily look. But now she will inspire much more than selfies of your Outfit Of The Day. She is now taking a stand against body shaming and promoting body positivity in her own website. Making us associate the statement ‘you go girl’ with her name from now on. Your earned it, girlfriend!
As you may or may not know, the former star of MTV’s The Hills runs a lifestyle website where she writes about fitness, style, beauty, food and even arts and crafts. In her latest blog post, she announced a small, but significant change on her “get fit” section. She will stop using words like “skinny”, “thin” or “slim” when talking about exercise. This is her attempt to remove the focus from weight and losing a set amount of pounds, and bring to light what really matters: healthy living.
On her blog, titled “Letter From Lauren”, Conrad shared that “when we’ve talked bout getting in shape in the past, words like skinny, slim and thin have often come up. Starting this month, we’ll be banning any body shaming terms from the site, and replacing them with words like fit, toned and healthy”, she vowed. “We try to do this for the most part anyway, but now we are making it official!”. Her website had always been about sharing a positive message and encouragement, and this announcement makes it even easier to love it.
“The word skinny will now be reserved for skinny jeans”, continued the post. “My editorial team and I had a long talk about it, and we want to make sure that the focus is on being fit as opposed to a number on the scale”, she wrote. “Every body is created differently and healthy bodies come in all shapes and sizes”. Truer words have never been written. Hopefully, this is a trend that will spread to every corner of the web.
The response to the announcement was overwhelmingly positive, with fans and readers thanking her for this move on her part. This post was not without controversy, though. Some commenters were pointing out that, despite her good intentions, Lauren may have given off the vibe of shaming skinny girls. However, the blog never said anything negative about thin bodies and Conrad explained that all she wants to do is promote the idea that every body is beautiful and deserves love.
After all, exercising works best because you love your body and want to keep it healthy. The number on the scale loses all its meaning when you focus on feeling good. Here’s to spreading the love and body positivity, on and offline.