When I was around eighteen years old I stopped buying fashion magazines. For one simple reason. They did not make me feel good. At the time it was difficult to put my finger on what it was exactly that made me feel bad, but without fail, I would finish a magazine feeling more insecure and more confused as to who I was or “should be”.
I could write much more about this but really this little video says it all. What is sad is that the woman speaking sounds about my age when I decided to stop buying magazines which means that unfortunately nothing has changed in the last twenty-five years!
If you would like to watch more great and powerful spoken word poetry then Rachel Cole’s blogpost “Just say it” lists some of the best.
What do you think about this? Do you buy fashion magazines? How do they make you feel?