Paris Jackson On a Mission To Embrace Her “Imperfect” Self
“I'm human. Not a dress-up doll.”
Paris Jackson has been a bit of a body-image campaigner of late. From defending armpit hair to calling out a Twitter troll who said she'd put on weight, to posting an inspiring tweet about acne, Paris is flying the flag for body confidence – and she sure knows how to handle the haters.
“Beauty is not measured by numbers, or symmetry, or shapes, or sizes, or colors, or anything like that. Beauty, true beauty, should be measured by the soul, the character, integrity, intentions and mindset of a person, what comes out of their mouth. How they behave. Their heart,” she told i-D, after commenting on society's insecurity-inducing unrealistic beauty standards.
i'll say it again for those questioning what i stand for and how i express myself. nudity started as a movement for ‘going back to nature’, ‘expressing freedom’, ‘being healthier’ and was even called a philosophy. being naked is part of what makes us human. for me it helps me feel more connected to mama gaia. i'm usually naked when i garden. it's actually a beautiful thing and you don't have to make it sexual the way many hollywood stars (and the media) do. not only is your body a temple and should be worshipped as so, but also part of feminism is being able to express yourself in your own way, whether it's being conservative and wearing lots of clothes or showing yourself. there's different ways of absorbing mother earth's energy, my favorites are earthing which is absorbing the earths vibrations from contact between the soil and your bare feet, as well as letting your naked skin absorb the rays of the sun. the human body is a beautiful thing and no matter what "flaws" you have, whether it be scars, or extra weight, stretch marks, freckles, whatever, it is beautiful and you should express yourself however you feel comfortable. if this makes some of you upset i completely understand and i encourage you to maybe no longer follow me, but i cannot apologize for this in any way. it is who i am and i refuse to shy away and keep my beliefs a secret. every one as an opinion and every one has their beliefs. we don't always agree with one another and that's okay. but again, we are all human, and to appreciate the things that other people do that make us human helps us feel connected. how can that be a bad thing?
It's always refreshing to see celebs opening up about real bodies and calling out the shamers because, seriously, why do people have to be so shallow all the darn time?! We are the perfect sum of all our imperfections because we are human. Keep it up, Paris!