Self-confidence

Reminder: Be Beautiful You

processed beauty

I refuse to believe that the processed beauty that I see around me is what I have to be.

Couldn’t agree more!

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What Shakira has taught me about boobs

This I doubt, but in case you don’t know who Shakira is, she’s a famous Colombian singer-songwriter, dancer, record producer, and (though maybe not officially) a poet. When writing in English, I feel that she could perhaps hire a better translator or interpreter who knows both cultures well in order to polish her lyrics a bit more. Her stuff kind of gets lost when translated to English. But the work she’s done in Spanish: genius.

Anyway, this post is about the lyrics she’s written about her chest.

Sure her hips don’t lie (have you seen the girl dance?!) and she looks so natural and effortlessly sexy, unlike many female artists. One would think she has nothing to complain about. But I’m sure that if she writes about it, it is likely that she’s felt the pressure in that world of constant scrutiny.

Other than sparking my interest to learn belly dancing from watching her dance all these years, she’s one of the few female superstars who’ve proven that you can, indeed, conquer the world with small breasts and humility. 🙂

Shakira mentions her boobs in at least two of her songs. One of them, Objection,  goes:

Next to her cheap silicone I look minimal
That’s why in front of your eyes I’m invisible
But you’ve got to know small things also count
Better put your feet on the ground

The other one (probably better known than Objection in America), Whenever, Wherever, goes:

Lucky that my breasts are small and humble so you don’t confuse them with mountains.

Here’s a woman who’s proud of her small assets and she wants the world to know. Well, we’re listening because we can relate! So, thank [your god here] for artists like Shakira.

What can I say; I take lyrics like these seriously. When you have a small chest and people as famous as Shakira tell you — and show you — that it’s cool and that you should be thankful, you simply feel good.

There isn’t much mainstream music that teaches girls a note of confidence anymore. Nowadays artists sing about the stupidest things. Actually, I have to give it to Lady Gaga for Born This Way and Christina Aguilera for Beautiful, The Voice Within, and Fighter.

Are there any song lyrics that boost your self-confidence?