Wednesday, March 30, 2011 By: Unconditionally You

What are we about? (By Melissa)


Let me introduce myself. I am Melissa, a 33 year old mother of two wonderful children. Partner to my best friend, Sonny. Also, a real woman just like you.

Women are bombarded with images in the media of what the “perfect” woman is. Perfect hair, perfect size, perfect skin tone and unattainable perfection that is mostly airbrushed images that no real woman could ever realistically obtain. What women need to see is that our bodies are normal and beautiful. Our faces are lovely, blackheads and all. Our c-section scars and stretch marks from bearing children aren’t imperfections. We need a voice in the media that could hopefully outshine what is given to us as the standards that we hold ourselves to. My project would show that every woman is beautiful no matter her shape, size, skin tone, amount of stretch marks, none of this would be seen as an imperfection. In fact, it would be celebrated as normal and natural. There is a desperate need for this in the media today so that women become more accepting of themselves. A website targeted to the whole, real woman is sorely needed in today’s media.

What I would love to focus on is real people in the world, not celebrities. We have so many wonderful and intriguing people that we walk past every single day. You probably know a few, maybe a cousin or a friend. Articles will also have information about the whole person including mind, body and essence (or soul, form, spirit... still batting ideas back and forth on what to name that part of the blog). 

Unconditionally You is not set to officially launch until late May or early June. This is simply an introduction to let you know a little about me and the project. I also have a wonderful co writer, Emerald Hall, who will be working on many pieces for this project. In addition to being a co-writer she has been kind and patient enough to listen to my insane ideas and bounce some wonderfully creative ideas back of her own. 

While the ultimate goal is to launch this into a website, for the time being we will be in blog mode. I will update the blog as I know more! Thanks for reading, and stay unconditionally you.


Phil Leide said...

This sounds like a great idea for a blog. I talk to too many girls that have such poor self esteem because they don't think they look "perfect".

UpperBottom said...

Hi! I'm Rachel! I'm dropping in from Found your site through UBP and I'm loving your message!

I've been blogging since 2007. Hope to see you over at UpperBottom and at the twitter party (@upperbottom, just look for the white dog art- that's me).

Unconditionally You said...

Thank you so much for the kind words and support!

Upper Bottom, try not to laugh at me... but I have never Twittered. I should get with the times and try that. Adding that to the list!

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