I’m sure at this point anyone who’s interested in vintage things (or, for that matter, losing weight) has seen this ad, or something like it:


If you’re anything like me, you’ve dreamed about a time when women wanted curves instead of being stick thin. But after a minute I quickly begin to think about the losing battle women always seem to have with weight. Can’t we just be what we are?

My motivation for the week is this ad, not because it reminds me that I “can have curves,” but because it reminds me that I should ignore the message these ads send entirely. I am, and all women are, fine just the way we are!