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IN Creative ON 17 Mar, 2016
I need to be skinnier, oh, no, no. I want to be myself. This is our everyday story, isn't it?
Have you ever felt like you had three stomachs or two chins or the body hair of a gorilla. Every day, don't we? And then there are the other times when we just can't stop obsessing over what we are.
French illustrator, Cecile Dormeau started noticing how much time and energy she, her sisters, and her friends put into complaining all the time about what's wrong with our bodies. And she decided to go for it.
She stated,"In a society obsessed by 'how you should look,' I wanted to draw girls how they look." Dormeau added on by saying that,"Nobody is perfect, having flaws is completely normal, and we need to celebrate diversity. As the media shows us that our appearance is the only thing that seems to matter, my illustrations are a way to say to self-conscious girls, Move on girls, because you are worth more than that.'"
Yes, we are. We are "Beautiful".
That only "Me" time is beyond every happiness.
Be it a mother, a friend, a sister or even a wife. We do it all. We are the real "HERO".
For those times when we completely nail all the selfies. Yes, we do that. But we let the fact of looking flawless overpower us. Don't do that.
Don't we love just sitting on our bed and having that bowl full of munchies? But the society equals it to being poorly lazy. Obviously, none of this is true but sometimes we feel like it is anyway.
Yes, we may not be perfect but we surely know how to embrace ourselves.
Yes, we all have them. Nearly everyone has these. It's as if we taken them peculiarly, believing they have faces of their own. Like they really exist.
Travelling alone or with a lot of people. The glares are all terrible. It equals to the effect of getting a spank and yet being confident enough to revolt back at it. Defense it is, my girl.
Because you are always inspired by what the media shows. The artist really wants to show that,"Don't worry, you are normal. I am fucked up too sometimes. And that is what you need to accept."
We've all been there, late night texts, just lying there on the bed, drawing things or even simply using our phone. It's ok if you are getting a muffin top. Get over the taboos.
We need not fit into the image of looking a hot babe or a sassy chic for just a matter of likes. It's about being yourself. We all know we are not perfect and it's ok to have all those curves.
The artist needs to show a lot of diversity and bring light to the women who are beautiful for what they are and what they do, and not for what they look like to others. This world doesn't need perfect girls, it just needs great girls. And we are that. Check out more of Dormeau's artworks on Twitter and Instagram.