Lauren Conrad is taking a stand against body shaming — and we couldn’t be more on board.
The fashion designer and Laguna Beach alum took to her site yesterday to announce she would be making some big changes. With swimsuit season fast approaching, Conrad’s site is prepping to post a number of fitness-related articles in the coming days. Along with fashion, food, and beauty features, the website runs a Bikini Boot Camp series in which Conrad and her team encourage readers to get in shape. However, they’ve decided to do things differently this year. Lauren writes:
“When we’ve talked about 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.'”
Conrad further explains, “Every body is created differently — and healthy bodies come in all shapes and sizes.”
As moms and women, we constantly feel the pressure to “bounce back” after baby, to erase all signs of the miracle we created from our bodies as fast as humanly possible, and look our best at all times — whether it’s feasible or not. But our health shouldn’t be about bikinis and unattainable goals, it should be about looking and feeling our best so that we’re in our children’s lives for as long as possible, enjoying every moment we can of it.
It’s time we reclaimed the narrative and said no to “skinny” and yes to “fit” once and for all.