Make Your Flaws Famous: Gaga’s Body Image Revolution
So, I guess Lady Gaga gained 25 pounds and everybody is freaking out. Showbiz media outlets have taken full advantage of Gaga’s gain to garner clicks and be assholes. Body image and eating disorders are a real problem in the US. People’s judgy attitudes—and the media’s exploitation of those attitudes—perpetuate this cycle of negativity. The Lady, who battled eating disorders in her youth, isn’t having it.
Turning shit into sunshine, she’s responded to the haterade by starting a “Body Revolution.” On her fan page, if you join, there is a whole section where you can post photos of your unique body. For research purposes I joined the site. It’s so cute! All different sizes and colors of people posting pics of themselves wearing underwears in all of their flawed glory.
I learned of this on Yoga Dork, of course, who always has all the juicy yoga news. What makes it yoga news is that Gaga posted pics of herself in her bra and panties busting yoga moves.
I dig Gaga. A lot. I dig her style, I dig her tunes, I dig her message. Last year, she started Born This Way Foundation:
to foster a more accepting society, where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated. The Foundation is dedicated to creating a safe community that helps connect young people with the skills and opportunities they need to build a kinder, braver world.
There aren’t nearly enough famous people out there taking advantage of the media attention they receive to make a real difference. Gaga continues to battle hate and spread the love.