The models were not duped or forced to be depicted as skinny, nor are young women mindless consumers. We can and should express concern for things we see in the media or consumer culture, but if we look at how women's bodies are always up for public scrutiny, then what does that say about culture, about patriarchy, about privilege?
Throughout my life, you have always been there... loving and supporting me, working hard, never giving up on me (even at times when I have felt like giving up on you), being so resilient, adaptable, courageous and strong. I have never stopped to think how brilliant and amazing you are, let alone thank you for it. I guess I took you for granted.
The world of modelling is evolving for the better. Here's why: you don't need to be 5'10" and above, size 0 and always on a diet, to strut your stuff on the catwalk. And the same goes for those models in editorial high fashion photo spreads, thanks to the new way. All good news for me since I am not 5'10" and I am not size 0.