I can’t remember the last time I bought a women’s magazine. I love fashion but I don’t like the fake ideology many magazine covers represent. When the world’s most beautiful supermodels, actresses, and entertainers are airbrushed and photoshopped what message does that send to women???
I’m pretty comfortable with my freckles, laugh lines, and crooked teeth. It would be nice if the rest of the world was too.
I have to tip my hat to Australian Women’s Weekly staff and editor Helen McCabe.
They featured 26 year old burn victim Turia Pitt on the cover. In 2011 Turia Pitt sustained burns to 65% of her body during a marathon in Western Australia. After 864 days in hospital, over 100 surgeries, her fingers amputated and rehabilitation to learn to walk again Turia graces the cover of a magazine.
Now, THAT is BEAUTIFUL.
“Being on the cover of The Australian Women’s Weekly is a huge honor. I feel very humbled,” said Turia. “For me, it sends the message that confidence equals beauty. There are a lot of women out there who are so beautiful but don’t have the confidence, and that’s what gets you over the line.”