thigh gaps: everybody wants one

thigh gapyou look in the mirror and examine your body, for the 20th time today.

“my stomach looks fatter since i ate.”

“my arms are so saggy”

“i don’t even have a thigh gap.”

thigh gap.

it’s almost become a sacred wish.

the ability to stand with your feet together and look at the space in between your thighs, has become a dream you are determined to make a reality.

from countless squats, to restricting calories to running a little further in your workouts: the coveted thigh gap is the prize at the end of the race.

so many times, i’ve looked at my own reflection in the mirror and gotten excited to see progress towards space in between my upper thighs.

i still think that way.

you still think that way.

we all look at the models in advertisements, such as victoria’s secret, and wish to have their bodies.

their perfect stomachs, their toned muscles, their uniform thigh gap as they smile for the camera.

the truth behind "the thigh gap"

the truth behind “the thigh gap”

recently, i saw a photograph that changed my entire view on the subject:

some hips are not built for this kind of “beauty.”

to achieve a thigh gap, we’ve all been under the impression that there’s a formula that, when computed correctly, equals beauty.

a thigh gap does not make you instantly beautiful.

a thigh gap simply means your bone structure naturally gives you wider hips.

that’s it.

all face shapes are beautiful: round, square, oval, heart…

your face shape is simply bone structure.

same goes with your hips: narrow or wide, everyone is beautiful.

beauty comes from within, not the space in between your legs.

you are beautiful.

you deserve to love yourself.


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2 thoughts on “thigh gaps: everybody wants one

  1. Ludivine September 24, 2013 at 3:16 pm Reply

    I saw many articles published about this obsession. I think this is really disturbing and insane. Thanks for sharing this positive view about body shapes.


    • emifeldman October 10, 2013 at 5:50 pm Reply

      thank you so much for your kind words 🙂


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