Not Your "Average" BEAUTY!

It's more than a revolution

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Health Project

School has been intense for the past couple of weeks and will only be stealing more of my time for the next two weeks, but I just wanted post something I am very excited to be doing….a health presentation on eating disorders; anytime I get the chance to do research in the name of academics and the ability to share with other students my passion for this topic, I get extremely pumped up!! So far I have found some awesome articles, campaigns, and art all dealing with the messy world of eating disorders. As soon as my research is done, I’ll be sharing with you some of my findings!!!

xoxo and God Bless,

Brit

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chelsearoses asked: Thank you and may God bless you. Almost done with that beauty and body image video. Going through songs put clips together. Anyways
Thank you for responding. God is great, reminds me of the song "What If God Was One of Us" They even did that on Glee.
And thank you for the complement. We are both beautiful and others around us, it's up to each individual to see so. Can't make them.

Amen sista!! :) well when you are done with the video, I would LOVE to see it and post it on here!!

ps. Great song :)

xoxo

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toadinoctober asked: You're beautiful from the exterior to the interior. It's people like you with such passion in this world that give me the strength to face society and it's ugly truths in it's beliefs in "standards" of beauty. Thank you :)

Thank you so much for that compliment, you are just the sweetest!! This was such an encouragement!!

xoxo

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pamelaanicolee asked: hey! :) glad you got back to me...my weekend was pretty awful; i didn't sleep much, was in tons of pain, worked my booty off, and i didn't get to see my boyfriend. it was pure crap. lol

i like what you have going on here on your blog...it's time we all talk about this. mass media ruins our perception of body image. the girls they show in magazines and other places are not what we really think; the girl sitting on the computer right now reading this, though -- in her comfy sweats and t-shirt, hair a mess, freckles, pimples, smeared make up, and has more curves than a coke bottle -- now she, to me, is perfect. whether it's a physical imperfection or a cosmetic one, our imperfections are what makes us who we are...and that makes us all perfect in our own little way. right?

viva revolution! <3

I am so sorry this took so long! I am even more sorry that the other weekend was crappy!!! :(

I am so grateful for your support and I agree with you!! Things need to change, but WE have to change them and we need to be proactive, no one else will if we don’t. We ARE all unique and it’s time we appreciate that and love it, not hate it!

Again….imperfections are underrated and when we begin to own them, true beauty can be found!

xoxo

Can’t wait to hear back from you :)

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lovelifewitpassion asked: The Boy! How could i forget the boy. =] Well i've know him for about 2 1/2 years now and we've dated twice since. He makes me happy all the time and he's been the only one there for me when i've needed someone the most. Like right now i dont really have my mother anymore. Shes mentally not here because of drugs and im only 16 still in High school. I think him being with me through this has brought us a lot closer. Also he helps me with the way i feel about myself. He's always telling me im beautiful or sexy

It was so good to hear you talk about your boy! It seems like he is a great guy and a great supporter! I am so glad that he tells you that you are beautiful, because you ARE! I am so sorry to hear about your mother, I pray that the right people are brought into your life to help you through this time! I hope to hear more from you darling!

xoxo

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learningtogetby asked: Hey Birttany I'm Sarah. :)
I do really like your blog. I think that sounds like a great idea, please go with it. Sort of like stophatingyourbody but a little more discussion etc. I considering myself between confident and insecure. I used to be wicked insecure, but I'm working on it. I'm over caring about what most people think of me. Just the important ones like my family, work friends and bosses and friends. :)

I hope we got to talk to & thanks,
Love always,
-Sarah <3

Thank you for your response and I am so glad you are on your way to an healthy body image, I hope that your support system is strong and encouraging!  I’m so glad that you like the blog and I hope to hear more from you!!

xoxo

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loverofmysoul-healerofmyscars asked: Hey Britnee! :)
Thanks for the message. You are wonderful.
I definitely consider myself insecure. The issue of body image is a touchy one for me, as I suffer from an eating disorder, but I am currently in recovery.
I consider myself fashionable, but only in my mind... if that makes sense? I don't have the confidence to wear the unique clothes that I would like to. I have a dress sense that's really unique, but often resort to just wearing the usual jeans and t-shirt out of fear of getting comments or looks, which is something I try to avoid at all cost, being someone with an ed and low self-esteem.

I would love to know more about you too.
Your blog is beautiful, and so are you; inside and out.
God is really working through you right now. Keep open to Him. His plans for you are bigger and greater than you could ever imagine! :)

God Bless you,
Jerry.xx

You are so sweet, thank you!! Body image can be a very touchy subject for a lot of us, it is very scary to undercover. I am so glad you are in recovery and God is to be praised for that!!

And fashionable is a state of mind! It requires confidence in your style! Fashion is created by people who are bold enough to make claims about the clothes we wear! Find an identity and tailor your style to your personality and the unique qualities about you. I understand that being bold is nerve-racking, it is, but honesty, very very few people will spend more than a mili-sec thinking about you, both positive or negative. It needs to be about YOU and how you feel, when it comes to beauty and fashion!!

I am so glad you shared a little bit about yourself with me! Is there anything you would like to ask me? I’m an open book :)

And thank you for your encouraging words!!!

May God bless you Jerry!

xoxo

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chelsearoses asked: Hey thank you for sending that message to me, it was very sweet of you and kind. Thank you I appreciate it very much so.
I was chubby not obese or anything but chubby. I admit I used to get teased called "boom boom earthquake" not typically something you want to be called. But I have been very blessed with amazing friends. I'm a strong person but I don't think I could have been strong enough to go on an extreme diet or hurt myself. That was never me. And I realized quickly I wasn't obese or anything again chubby, so I knew some of the guys were over exaggerating. I hardly remember girls calling me that. Except for 2 who silly me when I asked on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the prettiest what they thought, and they returned the little note with 5, 6 at best. But again with great friends and family I got through these things. I saw my dad's side had been dealing with obesity and I knew I wasn't like that and I exercised play sports. If anything I was more active and able to keep up with the guys than the "thinner" ladies. So I did get confused.
But all in all it pretty much stopped when I ignored them and I was the better person and after I got into high school the teasing almost was non existent except from friends lol and it wasn't hurtful or brutal jokes.

What I'm trying to say in this novel that is my suggestion, is that when I look in the mirror today I see confidence and beauty. I like what I see and I thank God everyday for helping me become who I am today. And the people along the way who have helped mold me into that person, a better and respectful person. And also thanks to my Ma Ma.
I just hope that more and more people can accept and like who they are. And not notice the flaws. Even Beyonce in her song "Flaws And All" she points out some of hers and a little flabby arms, we're not perfect and that's the way it's supposed to be.

I believe it was Helena Bonham Carter who has said "Imperfection is underrated"
With that Goodnight and thank you for reading this long endless novel.

Thank you for your response!! God is soo good!! I think it is so wonderful that you can finally see beauty when you look in the mirror, because you ARE beautiful!! and I completely agree… imperfection is absolutely underrated, like I’ve said before…it’s been we break the rules, when we expose our imperfections, that we can truly discover beauty and confidence!

May God bless you!

xoxo

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killa-cass asked: your entry about the lipstick, very interesting. but red lipstick doesn't really work for us girls who have no lips. i have such thin lips. but...i find i can accentuate my eyes accordingly that no one even looks at my lips & notices. lol.

Thank you for your response! I think we all have to find our own niches, ya know…I think it is wonderful that you found that your eyes are one of your great assets. We have to start looking at what makes us unique and what we DO have and stop dwelling on what we are lacking!!

Ps, I bet your thin lips would still look great with lipstick on…sometimes its when we break the rules that we really discover beauty!!

xoxo

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Beauty in different sizes

Hey guys, I’m sorry it has been so long since the last post, it has been a busy busy week. Robert and I got to check out a wedding venue today and it was so amazing, we absolutely love it! It feels so surreal to be planning a wedding and beginning this process, but very exciting at the same time!!

SO enough about me here’s something to chew on….

What do you think of these three girls??

Their faces aside, all three of them have amazingly beautiful bodies and yet they are all different. Each one is unique and gorgeous. Do you agree? What do you see when you look at this picture?

Ps I really love this picture and the power it can have to represent what we are fighting for…a beauty without confines!

xoxo

Brit