While I don’t want to hate on anyone’s livelihood and must admit that Nikki from Bedazzles After Dark is rocking the Super Chixxx version from Lulu’s, I still can’t help but feel like this t-shirt is leaving so much on the table.
Supermodels may be beautiful and tall and skinny, allegedly representing the perfect body type for displaying various cuts and colors of fabric. But that’s it. They are human clothes hangers.
So while I respect that supermodels, and models in general, probably suffer the most under this constant and unforgiving societal microscope that provides them with a paycheck, what I cannot pretend to do is endorse their status as something aspirational or something material to the improvement of the world around us, or of ourselves.
That’s why I recently created my own version of the Supermodels t-shirt. But this version celebrates the Super Role Models that have impacted the course of history. Let’s celebrate and aspire to be like the women whose courage has toppled social inequity, broken records, heralded scientific breakthroughs, brought clean drinking water to remote villages throughout the world, and generally empowered the rest of humanity to want better, do better, be better. And not just on the outside. And not just in order to fit into a size 2 pair of jeans.