The following post was borne of a conversation with a fellow actor. Apparently the majority of white women (in his opinion) hate their butts and take whatever measure to mask them, minimize them, etc.
My assistant director and I today were discussing the various parts of our bodies that firm up quickly once we begin a more regimented exercise routine, and the other areas that take their good old time to shape up. For her, her arms immediately tone when she pays attention to them. I could work on my arms for months and they're still puny and nothing to write home about.
After running for several months now, I have decided to sing a certain body part's praise that has been developing nicely: My ass. I noticed lately that my pants and even my undies were fitting differently. At first I did not think anything of it; my weight has not changed, so maybe it was just my drier?
As I walked past the mirror at the gym in my sweats that are now a little tighter in a particular area, I realized:
My ass has gotten BIGGER and BETTER.
Now, there are definitely parts of my body that aren't my favorite, but my BUTT?!?! I love my butt. It powers me through runs, keeps me cushioned on chairs, helps create a nice waistline, and, let's be honest, it's a nice handful to grab for our partners! What's not to love? And now it's even stronger! Yay!
I encourage everyone, men and women, to pick one part of their body that they love today and be proud!