Kim Kardashian Says North Is The Reason She's Learning To Accept Her Body
The average woman doesn't have much in common with Kim Kardashian.
She's doesn't receive vampire facials, produce gorgeous children with the world's most famous rapper or spend most of her day eating salad.
And yet, the Kardashian family is so pervasive throughout celebrity culture precisely because each member is so relatable. The sisters squabble and swap petty insults, just like any other set of siblings.
When it comes to body image, Kim also has expertise the average woman can appreciate. Though she's often ripped apart for her apparent vanity or shallowness, this is a woman who's scrutinized by every major media platform on a daily basis.
Remember when she had swollen feet, and actual memes were made out of the subsequent paparazzi photos?
The internet is a wonderful place, but it's also sometimes petty and mean. That's what happens when thousands of smart people scream into a void in hopes of being noticed for wit.
In any case, Kim's latest app post is a (public) diary entry about her body image journey. The star is edging quietly toward her 36th year of life on this planet, and she's gained a considerable amount of maturity since her Reggie Bush days.
Motherhood (and a massive fortune) will do that to you.
Of her very public weight gain during both pregnancies, Kim writes,
We all have our hang-ups and things we might want to change, but my curves make me who I am. So I embrace my body and the changes I've gone through. If anything, those changes remind me of what I'm able to create with my body: two little angels that I love beyond words.
Furthermore, Kim's recent 50-pound weight loss has a lot to do with her daughter. Two little ones means a lot of running around, certainly.
But, instead of dropping the pounds by working herself to the bone, Kim took it slow. According to her, it's starting to become clear how much influence her body image will have over her daughter North West.
As North gets older, she'll start to be more aware of herself and her body. Her attitude toward her body is directly related to my own, so it's my responsibility to make sure she understands that positive body image comes from having a healthy self-esteem.
Aw, Kim, you softy!
Although you're entitled to all and any opinions about Kim's career, consider her for a moment just as a mom who cares for her daughter deeply. That's a cause we can all get behind.