Tuesday, July 10, 2012

"Why would you want to limit the spectrum of beauty to an 'ideal' when you, as a popular women's magazine, have the opportunity to expand it? I don't think any woman should have to feel as if she needs to shove herself into an 'ideal' of beauty. Beauty should be something that is celebrated and something that is enjoyable, not something that people should feel uncomfortable about achieving. Most of the women, and certainly most of the adolescent girls, in the United States do not feel completely secure with themselves, especially with their appearance; is insecurity something you want to advocate? As American women, we don't need discouragement, but inspiration."

-Zooey Deschanel's letter to Vogue, 17 years old

1 comment:

  1. WOW, I would have never guessed a 17 year old could have such a clear idea of who she is and how the media affects her. I am already obsessed with Zooey Deschanel but reading this made me love her even more. This is what I want my future kids to feel like when it comes to self image.