Gertrude to Picasso: A Size is a Size, is a Size
I spent Monday night online reading the CNN news. I was playing my pc’s music in the background when I began to listen to the words of the 1990’s goddess: Madonna. As Madonna said on her previous album – I have heard it all before – I stopped reading. My mind wondered. I tripped back to the day before when all I could recall was a week of these phrases posted on Facebook timelines, tee shirts and friends comments.
- size is just a number (that was a tee shirt)
- there is more of you to love (my mother mentioned that to me over the phone when I was complaining about a slight weight gain)
- you are my ++ (my husband texted me that at the end of his – I will be home soon message)
- plus I love you more (read that on a friend’s timeline)
I am exhausted. I also fed up, too. It’s because I am done with these expressions that refer to my size, my weight and my appearance. I would never buy a tee shirt with those phrases printed across my chest. I know that the industry and my loved ones are trying to have me look at myself in a positive light. However, the truth is I am happy with my plus size. I am a tall 3x women. I have curves that are beyond fabulous! My size is just the right size for me. I wish the billboards would quit with their all inspiring soul searching band wagon. As Gertrude Stein might have said (and she was a plus size lady too you know!) to Picasso: a size, is a size, is a size. Meaning each time you say it, read it and hear it it changes and becomes more powerful.
Then the music changed to a Broadway show tune from Chorus Line and I click on CNN’s coverage
Miley Cyrus gives racy performance at
MTV’s Video Music Awards
This was more than enough for one night!