These pictures are what’s wrong.

We are all real women.  Whether we are a size nothing, or a size something.

I understand the value of showing all kinds of shapes in the media.

But it is still about shape

I have a body, and I have a daughter.

And what I want for her is to understand how marketing works. How media works.

I want her to know that her value is not about the other. Her value is within.

Other people are beautiful. They are smart. They have beautiful lives she may think one day she wants.

But that has nothing do with her.

In the end, we are ourselves.

We need to love what we see in the mirror. No matter what we see in the magazine. Or on our screens. There will always be someone who looks better. Who’s life looks better.

We need to teach our children to love themselves. No matter what they see.

They will see horror. Sometimes close to home. They will want to quit. They will want off this planet.

They will see amazing. They will be jealous of someone else with a life that looks more perfect.

They will see beautiful. On Olympic medal platforms, or people’s websites, in ads, and in their own kitchen.

The lesson is. The true lesson. Is that your value is found within. In loving yourself.

Love, beauty, success. These are things people think come from looking at other people and being enough. But they are all wrong.

Love. Beauty. Success. These come from within.

You want to raise strong women?  You want to raise good men? You want to look at yourself in the mirror and feel love?

Erase the other. See yourself.

You. Are. Perfect.

Wanna read more? I wrote a little rant follow up you might like “A Lesson in Real Beauty”

Say hi to Scott on twitter at @unmarketing, on Facebook or read more from him at

You can also check out his books UnMarketing and The Book Of Business Awesome/The Book Of Business UnAwesome

Say hi to Alison on twitter @nummiesbras or read more about, and by her, on the Nummies blog 

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