Dear Style, Health, and Self-Improvement Magazine:
In a recent issue of yours, there was an article about loving the skin you’re in. And I read it, expecting encouragement to be who I am… and to love who I am. Instead, the words told me that I too can have leaner legs, tighter abs, and firmer arms by the end of summer. It was all about loving yourself once perfection is reached… all about improving yourself so that you can be proud of your lean body. Really, I was a bit frustrated by this. Because although exercise and fitness are important to me, I believe that I need not be ashamed of who I am right at this very moment.
I know that perfection sells, and that you think girls will buy your magazine in hopes it will magically turn them into flawless beauties. But I have news for you. We aren’t that stupid. We know it takes work. We also know that we’re strong and beautiful now. God made us that way. We don’t need your magazine… or the diet pills that were advertised on that last page.
Oh, but I will say this, you did a great job with the picture of that girl in the bikini. It was air-brush excellence. You should give the photo-shop guy a raise!