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It's so sad that the 90s thinness standards that we had hoped we left behind are back with a vengeance. Thank you for pointing out that thinness can also be caused by various illnesses and should not be heralded as a sign of health or beauty.

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Hi Paola,

I agree. We've had enough struggles with health in my family to know that thinness is not always a sign of health.

Kristi

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It's such a good point that thin doesn't equal healthy. And also the messages we've all been raised with from Hollywood, magazines, and even each other about beauty and what that looks like—really thoughtful piece.

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Thank you 🙏

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Well done Kristi!

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Thanks, Donna ❤️

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I feel your passion and frustration. I am not surprised you had to sit with this so long. It can be really hard to articulate what you know is going on while remaining objective but you have achieved that here.

I have weight loss due to health issues. I am currently working with energy healing. At the end of yesterday's session I was asked if I would like to have the energy of: I allow my body to gain weight until it's healthiest. I didn't hesitate in saying yes even though I know in my mind there is a part of me that's going NO! Perhaps being thin has also been a way for me to hide parts of my true self.

I avoid a lot of Hollywoodism for many reasons. It mostly feels fake and plastic to me. I find it hard to relate to real life in so many ways. I know intelligent feminist women who have seen the barbie film and really did think it had a powerful message but your analysis confirms my misgivings. Thank you for writing it.

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Thank you for writing this, Kristi.

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