Amy Poehler on American Apparel (via mollylambert)
She always nails it.
When I was in my teenage years, spending a vast majority of my free time perusing Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, and Glamour, I wish I would have known what I know now about pictures in the media.
Almost every photograph displayed in magazines has been modified by Photoshop.
I would say “all” instead of “almost” all but that’s like saying that Lysol kills 100% of germs. You just don’t go there. Ergo, if Lysol only kills 99.9% of germs, Photoshop is only used on 99.9% of pictures in magazines and in doing so only distorts the image of beauty to about 99.9% of people who are exposed to the photographs.
then my heels are dug in deep in the sand on the shores of shame while i slowly but surely burn alive by condemning sun rays, refusing to run to the water and find healing and comfort because i know i don’t deserve it.