Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Goodbye, Television

I couldn't sleep last night. So what did I do? I turned on the TV.

I channel-flipped until I realized something.

The commercials.

For skin products.


Hair products.

Workout DVDs.

Diet programs.

I'm sick of it. I'm sick of it all.

I'm sick of turning on the TV and being bombarded with messages telling me that I'm not good enough.

I have too much acne. I'm too fat. My hair is too frizzy. I don't wear the right clothes. I'm not good enough.

And I believe it. Every time. Every time, I buy into the lies they're feeding me. Lies the devil wants me to believe. Lies that say God's love isn't enough, that say He didn't make me beautiful.

And I'm so damn sick of it.

Because I need to believe I'm beautiful just the way I am.

I need to believe that God's love is enough for me, that I don't need anyone else's approval.

I need to believe that I don't need to wear the right clothes, have the right hair, be skinny enough. 

I'm done. I'm so done with television. It's nothing but lies and manipulation and commercialism, and I'm done.


  1. this is a battle that i've been in the midst of fighting hardcore lately. i give you props for taking a stand against it. it really is a shame how many women are duped into hating the bodies that God gave them. I once read somewhere that bodies are a family history, that every part of you came from someone who loves you. it helps when i am fighting my curly, frizzy hair because it is exactly my grandma's hair.

  2. Hey! Thanks for the support! I'd totally disconnect my TV if not for the fact that I like to watch movies. It's just such bullshit that that the entire television industry preys upon women's insecurities. There are far more constructive things I can do with my time than buy into all the crap they're peddling me.

  3. Yeah. It is sick. The ideal age for a fashion model is between the fucking ages of 13-17!!! It's disgusting that the standard of beauty is literally unattainable for people who have, um, GONE THROUGH PUBERTY.