Lauren Conrad has been my go-to girl for everything from fashion to boy advice since she was a reality star on MTV’s The Hills. Even on a television show that was so obviously falsifying the lives of its subjects, Conrad always seemed to emit a sense of authenticity and poise. She also knew how to rock the scarf-headband look like no other, but that is beside the point.
Nowadays, Lauren Conrad is empowering women through her website, and today she made a big announcement that will redefine the already stellar website for the better. Her site (which has everything from style tips to crafting ideas and dining blogs) advocates for healthy, happy and hip living. Today, Conrad posted her monthly letter and decided that it was time for a change in vocabulary on the website- because we all know how important words are. With bikini season upon us, Conrad announced that LaurenConrad.com would be focusing on fitness but she added one very important clarification to her letter…
“When we’ve talked about getting in shape in the past, words like “skinny,” “slim,” and “thin” have often come up. Starting this month, we’ll be banning any body shaming terms from the site, and replacing them with words like “fit” “toned,” and “healthy.” We try do to this for the most part anyway, but now we’re making it official! The word skinny will now be reserved for skinny jeans. My editorial team and I had a long talk about it, and we want to make sure that the focus is on being fit as opposed to a number on the scale. Every body is created differently—and healthy bodies come in all shapes and sizes.”
How kick ass is that? This should be seen by all the girls out there who think that healthy and skinny are synonymous, because they are definitely not, and Conrad eloquently reminded her subscribers of this idea. While still encouraging a healthy lifestyle, the team at LaurenConrad.com has taken one big step towards positive body image.
Keep rocking, LC. We freaking love you and your anti-body shaming values.