Why Lauren Conrad Is Banning These Words from Her Website
2015 has already been a major year for shutting down body shaming, especially in the media where change like this matters. From ModCloth’s no-Photoshop campaign to Tess Holliday’s Instagram-and-onwards body positivity campaign, models are representing more of what the real world actually consists of. The latest body positive moment comes courtesy of one of our fave gals Lauren Conrad, who just announced in her June “Letter From Lauren” that her lifestyle site is officially banning body shaming terms for good.
Today Lauren Conrad shared a letter on LaurenConrad.com titled “Shape Up” that primarily focuses on summertime and swimsuit season. While the editorial content throughout the month will highlight getting into shape for the summer featuring fitness content as well as the usual fashion, food and beauty posts visitors are accustomed to, the former Laguna Beach star shared that there will be something missing from the conversation that has been there in the past.
In the post Lauren wrote, “we’ll be banning any body shaming terms from the site, and replacing them with words like ‘fit’ ‘toned,’ and ‘healthy.’” Those relatable terms will be replacing more words like “skinny,” “slim” and “thin.” The fashion mogul stated the site is transitioning away from using the harsher words because “we want to make sure that the focus is on being fit as opposed to a number on the scale. Every body is created differently — and healthy bodies come in all shapes and sizes.” We couldn’t agree more, Lauren.
While a majority of the post highlighted the change in a healthier conversation, Lauren did playfully declare there will be one case of “skinny” still being used on the site, reserved solely for “skinny jeans.” Here’s to a happy + healthy summer — hopefully with a bonfire or two ;)
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