What is considered a “positive” body image? Well, body image in general is described as, “how you see yourself when you look in the mirror, or when you picture yourself in your mind,” by NEDA, National Eating Disorders Association. They go on to state that a positive body image is “a clear, true perception of your shape — you see the various parts of your body as they really are,” or in simpler terms: you’re comfortable in your own skin.
For many of us, sadly, that’s not a reality. The important thing to remember, however, is that body image has to do with how YOU see YOURSELF. Not how society sees you, or that guy/girl you like sees you, it’s how YOU see YOU. You should also keep in mind that there isn’t just one body type; there are a bunch including, but not limited to, straight, pear, hourglass, etc.
In these past couple years there has been a big push toward recognizing body image in the music industry and even more recently, many songs have came out about having a positive body image and being comfortable in the skin your in. Today I’m going to talk about three songs from the growing list.
So, get those negative thoughts about yourself out of your head, turn off the front face camera, and like En Vogue sang in their 1992 hit, “Free your mind, and the rest will follow.”
“Because you know I’m all about that bass, ’bout that bass, no treble.”
Yeah, you’ve probably heard this song by Meghan Trainor, and if you listen to the radio you’re probably sick of it, but if you listen to the lyrics you may be pleasantly surprised by what you hear.
I’ve seen people who absolutely love this song and people who absolutely hate it because of how they interpret the message the song is sending.
When I first heard this song, I didn’t think much of it, but as I listened to the lyrics more closely I found that she actually had some pretty neat lyrics mixed in there.
I think the most interesting part of the song, is when she sings, “I’m bringing booty back // Go ahead and tell them skinny b*tches that // No, I’m just playing. I know you think you’re fat // But I’m here to tell ya // Every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top.”
It’s interesting/sad because I’m pretty sure that’s how a lot of girls feel in this day and age because of Photoshop and society’s definition of “beauty.” I think this song does a great job to empower women who have some meat on their bones, but on the other hand it does kind of take a stab at skinnier girls. But in all honesty, I don’t really see it that way. Everyone is obviously entitled to his or her own opinions, but I think this is just a fun song that also happens to address a current issue in society. And that’s the beauty of music: you can interpret it in any way you want!
To be continued… check it here
Thanks for the support and love 🙂 Your REglam Team xx