Been going through my drawings and this was my last drawing at 20 years old!
No matter where you turn, you can not get away from the media. The media is suppose to reflect all the things that’s wrong with us and all the things that’s right with us or shall I say, all the things we should desire.
Well, womanly beauty is everywhere. All over magazines, in music videos, on websites and on billboards. With the many platforms that beauty is advertised, the pressure is on to live up to the unachievable beauty demands. We have now calmed down on the breast implant stage and moved into the bum implant stage. Women with implanted or injected bums are now the rage. Gone are the days when a natural ample bottom such as Jennifer Lopez’s are more satisfactory.
Now are the days where overly disproportionate bottoms are being bought in back streets at an accessible rate for any woman who desires it without a single contemplation as to what substance is being used. Some women have actually died from having concrete injected into their bottoms to achieve their bootylicious derrière where as others have suffered ruptures that have been near fatal.
Nicki Minaj has been coined the new JLo of this era. I think this is a little far fetched seeing as one of them grew theirs and the other one achieved it over night on the operating table. I respect Nicki Minaj’s talent as an artist and I think she is a beautiful woman. I believe that everybody should have the prerogative to change what they do not like about themselves because I believe that everybody has a right to their own happiness but what I do not agree with is it being at another’s expense.
Nicki has often made digs at other women’s body’s in her songs, calling women “skinny bitches” and “boney”. This is humorous yet unjust seeing as she was once a “skinny bitch” before she had her surgeries. Is it right to attack others who have the insecurities you once had but do not have the means to hold themselves in high esteem?!? That is a question that I feel some people should ask themselves before they try to upgrade themselves to the mean girl camp.
Quite often on entertainment websites, I see them providing time to shed light on Rihanna’s or Karreuche Tran’s “struggle booty” but this just disgusts me. Fair enough a slimline physique may not be everyone’s cup of tea but to attack women because their bodies are not naturally built a certain way is just appalling. Women have so many things to be insecure about on their own, I don’t think they need anyone else adding their two cents to their list!
I feel that women are beautiful in all their shapes and sizes. It’s all in how you work with what you were given. I would never rule plastic surgery out but I will always appreciate an authentic, natural body to a body perfectly sculpted with a scalpel. I think looking at these surgically enhanced bodies are interesting ways to see how the specifications of beauty have changed but we should never hail them over a homegrown body! That’s just my opinion, what do you think?