Posts tagged ‘Voluptuous Women’

January 22, 2010

Obese, Thick or Voluptuous: A Thin Line Between Acceptance and Hate

by M Stagg | The Voluptua Project™
Plus Model Shaka

Model: Shaka G. Image by Blophoto.com

Greetings TVP Family!

During a discussion with friends a few days ago concerning the difference between women being considered obese, thick or voluptuous I was amazed by the level of disrespectful and downright hurtful remarks that were spoken. In fact, I don’t know what was more shocking: the fact that these were friends saying these things or that some women in the group were providing fuel for the fire (keep in mind most of the people in the room fit into one of the aforementioned categories).

I’m sure I’ve said it a million times but the media has done an outstanding job of brainwashing the masses into segmenting what beauty is and is not into convenient labels such as those in the title of this post. We have allowed fashion magazines, billboards and television to dictate what is an acceptable level of beauty as well as the specific sizes contained within that particular level of beauty. Everyone is beautiful, if by no other virtue than by being a child of God. Only our misguided and warped view of beauty (as perpetuated by the media) causes us to label people the way we do.

The truth is it doesn’t matter what size a person is. What is important is our ability to look beyond size and learn to 1. accept our selves and 2. learn to accept others as they are. That does not mean that we do not manage our weight, eat right and maintain as healthy an existence as possible. It does mean that we begin treating people with a little more dignity and respect without belittling them just to feed our own egos (or compensate for our own flaws).

I stumbled upon something online that really brings home the point that I’ve hopefully made: “Fat is not beautiful. Skinny is not beautiful. Beautiful is beautiful”.

Keeping it Real!

Michael

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December 26, 2009

Get Featured on TVP!

by M Stagg | The Voluptua Project™
Plus Model Ashlei Image: BLOPHOTO.com

Plus Model Ashlei - Image By: BLOPHOTO.com

Do you take pride in helping others? Do you or your business take great strides to make your community a better place to live, play and work? Then TVP wants to tell everyone about you or your business! To be featured here’s how to make it happen:

Beginning in January 2010, I’m going to showcase a business or individual that cares just as much as about creating better communities as they do about creating wealth for themselves. Send an email to VoluptuaProject [at] gmail [dot] com with Features Request in the Subject Line. In the body of the email provide the following:

Name | Business Name (if applicable) | Location (City/State/Province) | Business Contact # (Optional) | Primary Business Email Address | Your Background/Why You Started Your Business | Product/Service Offering (if applicable) | How are you/will you be of service to the community | A Brief Bio (Please Limit to 300 Words) | One Photo (Head shot is fine; full body or 3/4 shot would be best)

ANYONE can be featured. You do NOT have to be a plus model or in the entertainment/fashion/modeling industry to submit. The TVP Feature is open to both Curvy Ladies and Real Gents. Your business MUST have a community outreach component or plans for such a component. If you are not a business owner anything that serves as a means of uplifting your community is acceptable.

Questions? Please feel free to email me or comment below with any concerns.

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