I realise that the title of this post may cause confusion, so before we start – here’s a small disclaimer:
IT’S NOT A JOKE.
I understand how most people dislike the Kardashian’s, I really do.
Whether it’s because of how they got famous, what they do to earn their money (apparently not a lot according to most), or even because you just want to join in on the worldwide trend of hating them with absolutely no reason whatsoever, I do understand.
And please, don’t stop arming yourself with your metaphorical torches and pitchforks on my behalf.
However, I feel it’s necessary to bring up some views from the other half of the world.
My half, to be exact.
I love the Kardashian’s.
There, I said it. I sometimes feel like that’s a shameful thing to say. Like if I don’t hate them, that somehow makes me a bad person, or a minority. But it doesn’t.
When I start to look back, I have never been the typical skinny ideal. This isn’t however a post to hate on girls who are, or girls who aren’t. I was so jealous of skinny girls right through school, and constantly felt like my arse and boobs were a little bit too big to ever be in their category.
Everywhere I looked (mostly through Heat and Google at this age) I felt like all I saw was skinny girls.
And this, to me, was really disheartening. Because it felt like there would never be room for a girl with boobs a little too big and an arse a little too round.
Granted, I never attempted to lose weight until the last few years, so the rest of me wasn’t in the ‘ideal’ bracket either, according to society.
However, then I started buying Cosmopolitan, and with it came this whole world which didn’t revolve around who looked better in what. Instead, it was something that I felt empowered women and told them that they were more than all of that.
Suddenly, the Kardashian’s were these major people. And I liked it, I really did. I looked at them and realised that, among other things, these people were famous for their curves.
And this did genuinely make me feel good about myself. I joined the gym happily, and started to try and lose weight, whilst also keeping my curves. Something I had never thought about before.
I also adopted a new love for bodycon skirts, 100% happy with my figure for the first time in my life.
And yes, I do realise that their are other celebrities in the public eye all the time who have this same mentality. Beyonce and Rihanna are two just to name a few.
However, for me, it was the Kardashian’s who I felt I could most relate to.
They felt, to me, like a God send – constantly empowering me to work a little harder on the treadmill, or do an extra set of squats.
And now, when I look in those same magazines, and on that same Google search, I realise that there is room for skinny and curvy. And that’s the kind of world I want to live in.
As well as providing me with the confidence to love my curves, the Kardashians also provided me with the confidence to not be ashamed of my body.
I, for one, love when Kim decides to upload a new nude. Because, why the hell not?!
Women should aim to empower other women, not beat them down and make them feel lesser if they want to show a little skin.
So, all in all, I feel that the whilst the Kardashian’s may be blamed for a lot of things in the modern world, I would also like to send them a huge thank you, from a girl with curves she never quite understood until they came along.
I can only hope that the newer generations of females can realise this truth earlier than myself, and that they can stand to be beacons of hope and empowerment for the females of our generation.