I Want to be Raquel Welch When I Grow up. Does That Make me a Hypocrite?
I’ve decided to grow up to look like Raquel Welch.
Never mind that Raquel Welch at 73 looks better than I did at 25. By the time I’m 73 I’ll have caught up.
I think we must assume la Welch has had “work” done, which calls into question whether she’s aging gracefully or not?
When I was a wee bairn with no gray nose hairs (sigh) I was extremely judgmental about women who augmented their natural beauty in any way.
Needless to say as the years have advanced I’m singing a different tune. I walk the infinitesimal line between accepting my body as it is and fighting like a tiger against gravity.
When I turned 45 I had a browlift and credit the procedure with making me feel sassy, sexy and youthful (even if I did look like an Avatar who’d been in an alley brawl for about a month).
As you may or may not know I’ve started a project called “Love Your Body Now: Healing Body Image Issues Through Fine Art Nudes.” The title succinctly describes the purpose of our mission. So I guess my question is this … is it hypocritical to fight the clock, not just through diet and exercise, but also availing myself of available procedures while at the same time trying to help women love themselves as they are right now?
I can’t entirely reconcile it myself so I’d love your thoughts and suggestions.
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