My inspiration for writing this post came from reading two separate articles. One was a fabulous article, that I even shared on SmartGlamour’s Facebook recently, about 5 things that need to change in the body positivity movement. The other was bashing all of the large corporations who have jumped on the body positivity band wagon in order to push products.
Yes. I sell products.
However – the difference is the message. I would not have launched this line of clothing if I did not think it would actually help women.
As the EverydayFeminism article states, “We want people to come to terms with their body-negativity. And we want people to love themselves for who they are and what they look like. We want people to live full, authentic lives without the baggage of self-hate. Yes. But the question is: How do we do that? How do we foster body acceptance? And how can we, as people further along in the journey, lift others up? Blanket solutions like “Learn to love yourself!” aren’t helpful. They aren’t helpful because they’re a what without the how.”
SmartGlamour is a what and a how. I don’t just want you to buy my clothes. I want you to buy the clothes that you want – that you need – that you go into your closet to look for but don’t exist. I want you to create the pieces you need for your life, style, and body that will empower you to feel more confident and use that feeling to take steps in the journey to love your body.
SmartGlamour has three main very broad goals: to empower women through clothing and help them on a road to body acceptance, to make good quality clothing that is sold at affordable prices, and to cut away at women on women hate that stems from insecurity and the belief that beauty and brains can not go hand in hand.
The next time you need a basic fashion staple, you have a bad shopping experience because of your size, you feel shamed by other women or society, or you have a difficult time finding pieces that fit correctly without alterations – shop here instead. Read what I write, follow us on social media and read the items we share. Change your thinking. Don’t let your insecurities create negativity between you and other women. And don’t let other people tell you your insecurities are not valid.
We are all born different – embrace that. Own your body – and dress it accordingly.