Sophie Simmons Has Something To Say About Thigh Gaps

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Sophie Simmons is the daughter of legendary rock star Gene Simmons from K.I.S.S. While she may have garnered attention from her famous family name, and the reality show she was in (‘Family Jewels’ on A&E), she is using her own voice to set herself apart and put something positive into the world.

The brunette beauty wrote a piece for World Lifestyle website about body insecurities and had some darn good things to say about the thigh gap trend.

“I, like every girl my age or any age for that matter, spend a ridiculous amount of time on social media admiring the images of “perfect women.” They are effortlessly chic and thin and impossibly fashionable. Like every girl my age, I diet to try to emulate these social media sirens. I juice, I cleanse, I starve and I workout like a mo-fo. And here is what I’ve come up with. I will never have a thigh-gap or nymph like candid shots. I will never weigh 120lbs while being in good health. And honestly, other than being truly healthy, I don’t care to try anymore.”

Can we get an “amen” up in here! We love that she said she doesn’t care to follow this stupid trend. And social media certainly has perpetuated it in ways that have made it harmful. That whole FOMO mindset (fear of missing out) that social media portrays so well has meant there are far too many of us who look longingly at pictures, just like Sophie does, and get frustrated when we don’t look like that version of “perfect” or “beautiful”.

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Sophie goes on to say how a number on a scale or on a clothing label should not have the power to determine our mood or have any effect on our self esteem.

“I am a size 8 during the summer, a 10 during the holidays and a 12 during a ‘bad time’. And none of those numbers knows my name or who I am as a person, so I vow to stop trying to please those numbers and to start only pleasing myself. I will treat myself with respect and understanding. I will let myself eat cake if I want to and I will not scold myself.”

The less we allow ourselves to be influenced by what’s out there, and instead choose to focus on what’s inside us, we might just start to see a change. It’s one of the reasons we strongly advocate having a support group or network of women who you can do life alongside. The more we empower each other the less inclined we are to seek validation from the world’s superficial uncaring sources.

“My bathroom scale doesn’t know me so why does it determine my mood and eating habits at the start of each day? The more I talk about it out loud, without the influence of other women, the more ridiculous I sound. I am not a number or a size or a body type.”

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“I am a sum of my family, my relationships, my beliefs, my passions and my education. Those things, to me determine if a person is beautiful or not. And I don’t see any numbers, juice cleanses or gym hours in there,” says Sophie, which is something we should all print out and stick on our bathroom mirrors to remind ourselves of every day.

At the end of the day none of us are exempt from pressure, but we can counteract its force by placing focus on other things, and not giving trends, social media, advertising or fashion the power to validate us or determine our worth.

“I’m not saying I’m exempt from feeling the pressures of the media, my peers and the fashion industry. I definitely have days where I wish I was a size 2 and that my legs didn’t touch. The days where I HATE absolutely all my clothes…But usually I just tell everyone to “suck it” because I’m pretty awesome. And you are too.”

Yes. Thank you Sophie for being the sparkliest jewel in the Simmons family, and for shining your light bright enough to empower and inspire other girls who feel the same body image pressures. You go girl!

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14 Comments

  1. Pingback: Sophie Simmons Launches New Line Inspired By Michelle Obama & Hillary Clinton

  2. Heiße Kurven Sophie Simmons gefällt mir sehr gut würde ich gerne mal treffen schöne Frau

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