It's not a secret that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes.
Just in case you weren't aware, photographer Carey Lynn Fruth has reminded all of us by recreating the 1999 film featuring Kevin Spacey "American Beauty" bed of roses scene (see original here) featuring women -- real woman. When I say real woman I'm referring to woman who are not photoshopped or doctored up to look like your American Barbie doll. These women range in sizes and shapes, but at the end of the day they're all beautiful.
This breathtaking project titled American Beauty goes to show that size means absolutely nothing when it comes to feeling and looking beautiful. Allowing a number to define you will eventually end up destroying you. If you are worried about what the scale says or if you're stressing over the size jeans you've recently grown out of -- these images will leave you feeling positive and hopefully you will realize that loving your body should come natural. Like Nike, 'just do it'.
“You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.”
― Amy Bloom
“There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.”
― Steve Maraboli
“Women who love themselves are threatening; but men who love real women, more so.”
― Naomi Wolf
“Healthy emotions come in all sizes. Healthy minds come in all sizes. And healthy bodies come in all sizes.”
― Cheri K. Erdman
“Beauty shouldn’t be about changing yourself to achieve an ideal or be more socially acceptable. Real beauty, the interesting, truly pleasing kind, is about honoring the beauty within you and without you. It’s about knowing that someone else’s definition of pretty has no hold over you.”
― Golda Poretsky
“The human body is the best work of art.”
― Jess C. Scott
How amazing is this project? Seriously. Ladies, share your body positivity stories below.