The Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue lands on our newstands today. As is tradition, the beautiful Kate Upton is baring all on the cover, and she'll be at kid's eye level at our grocery check-out stands for all of us to see. You don't have to look, but if you do, I have something important to share with you.
I want to remind all of you, each and every one, women and men, both, that we can celebrate our own beauty, our own bodies, and that the bodies in these magazines are not exactly real. They really are just images of a preconceived notion, of the media's hopeful ideal. They are the result of digital manipulation and lots of plastic surgery.
My wish is that all of you will know and remember that you are far more beautiful than a manufactured picture in a magazine and that you are much more than just eye candy. The body you have is far more capable than just being "hot" and that the very real you, exactly as you are, gives me way more than just a pretty face.
You own your glitter. Go and share it. Freely.