Nike’s Unique Ads on Women’s Bodies

February 7, 2011

Beautiful Friend,

A few years back, Nike came out with ads about the woman’s body in a unique way.  Here are the ads and my blink reactions to them:

Thank goodness for teaching Shimmy Pop that  has allowed me to find ways to connect with my hips in ways I didn’t even know existed!

I am so proud of my strong shoulders from strength training, yoga, and giving massages.  I love the fact that even though my frame is small, sometimes shirts don’t fit because of my muscles!

I totally get this one as a lady!  Shaving the legs leaves them feeling smooth and luxurious; but sometimes a few prickly hairs somehow remain…and, it really doesn’t matter!  This reminds me of India Arie’s song, in which she sings “Sometimes I shave, sometimes I don’t…It really just depends on whatever feels good in my soul.”  Love it!

I am proud to be strong!  When I was younger, I was more self-conscious about my body, especially my strong quadraceps; today, however, I am proud of my leg strength, as it allows me to get closer to the sky when I leap and jump.

I love the fact that I am rough and tough.  I miss my days of training in kickboxing, as I loved to go against the bag.  I was proud of my bruises, too!

I really admire Nike for putting out this unique perspective (especially in advertising) on women’s body with beautiful pictures accompanied by poetic-like words with very strong meaning behind them.  The voice of ownerships and pride makes me feel good.

Take a few moments and think about/jot down your responses:

* What parts of your body do you love?

* Which parts of your body do you need to look at again in order to (re)claim and appreciate more fully?

* How can you find ways to give them the love they deserve?

Peace and blessings,

Heather

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Jenarcissist @ the closet narcissist February 7, 2011 at 6:56 am

I loved this so much that I included a link to it in a blog post about how to turn around self-destructive thoughts. :)

http://blog.theclosetnarcissist.com/2011/02/how-to-turn-around-your-self.html

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