Thank you Meghan Trainor

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When was the last time you were told that it was ok to have some curves on your body? In our fashion crazed society where they tout the skinny stick figures as the idea woman, a new woman has emerged to challenge that persona.

There’s a new female singer on the horizon, Ms. Meghan Trainor, and her debut single, “All about that Bass” is at the top of the charts. Her song is #1 on billboard.com’s Top 100. So why am I sharing this with you? Because I wanted to thank Meghan Trainor in my post this week for what she is doing for the women, both young and old.

Her new song is about loving yourself, loving your body and loving all of your insecurities. It is promoting a positive body image. She says in her behind the scenes video that she feels that girls don’t love themselves as much as they really should. She shares in other interviews of how she struggled with self-esteem issues in her teenage years and she didn’t, until just recently, realize her own beauty.

Meghan also talks about making sure girls know how boys are supposed to treat them. Yes, a young man is supposed to take you on a date and treat you like a lady. This young woman is a breath of fresh air in our society. She is sharing her story and girls are taking notice. She is telling girls to be okay with who they are, no matter their shape or size and to love themselves.

Meghan said that when she was younger her misconceptions were all in her mind, so she is out there helping girls change those perceptions through her music. I wish Meghan all the success in the world and hope that her message touches many of our girls. I hope it touches us not so young girls as well.

Let’s follow Meghan’s lead and go out and be role models for our girls. Let’s teach them that our confidence and self-esteem can be changed through self-awareness and personal development.

  • I find it interesting that my daughters (7 and 5) already have to deal with body image pressures. My oldest told me it was ok if I thought she was fat. I was blown away. She is nowhere near fat, but regardless why is that something that she should worry about in the second grade! I am glad that there are still people out there promoting loving your body whatever shape it may be.

    • Allan – You are right, 7 and 5 are way too young to be concerned about their body size. Our society has allowed this to get entirely out of hand. One thing you can do for your girls is talk about and model a healthy lifestyle. Teach them about eating healthy for a healthy body and lifestyle vs. eating healthy just to lose weight. I understand your situation, as I also have two daughters. I hope everyone supports Meghan for her positive message, we so need more like her. Thank you for the comment. I always love to hear from you.