Does anyone else do this? You open an article you want to read, but not right now, so you leave it open in your Safari window on your phone until you have FIVE MILLION windows open? This is mine right now. I think it's a fairly decent representation of what my mind is thinking at all times.
I finally had a moment of down time over the weekend so I pulled up some of these windows to read and realized that at least five of them were about being an actor and what that does to one's body image. I figured that was a sign so here we are.
As someone who is always thinking about my body, as I feel I am neither skinny nor obese, somewhere in a horrendous limbo of wearing size 12 jeans and wearing a size small shirt, these blogs really struck me. I remember in college being told I would get cast more if I dropped some weight, and I remember after Anthony and I lost over 100 pounds together, I really did get cast more. *headdesk*
I could go on and on and on about this, but instead, I'm going to let these bloggers speak for themselves.
- John Wascavage's Everyone is Beautiful at the Ballet (also, if you're not following him on Twitter and Instagram, GET WITH IT!)
- Ms. In The Biz: Booking Weight
- Lady MacBex: The 28 Inch Waist
- Amanda Trusty's Bringing Body Love Into Dance Class (and also all of her other articles all the time at her website and also her Instagram and Twitter)
I don't really have much else to say, so I'm going to leave you with the following video performed by Amanda Trusty. I watched it when it first became popular and to my surprise, we have a mutual friend in common so I see a lot of her on social media. (Hey Amanda if you're reading this!)