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April 26, 2017

Why The Kardashians Trip to Mexico Matters

Meghana Rabindranath

It's all about being real 

Disclaimer: This article is not about hating on the Kardashians.

While the klan might have set unrealistic expectations of beauty, body standards and what it’s really like being an eighteen-year-old (not all of us can buy a 2 million dollar home at that age). They also promote working hard, training hard and embracing your curves, which honestly, has allowed a lot of women to be comfortable and confident with their bodies.

The Kim and Kourtney vacationed in Mexico this past week to celebrate Kourtney’s 38th birthday. If you follow the sisters on Snapchat, you know they're having a wild time on the all girls trip. But what we’re really here to talk about the influx of pictures that surfaced on the Internet. Kim, on the beach in a two-piece vintage Dior and Kourtney in an under-boob baring bikini.

We’re more than used to seeing Kim’s derriere in all its shiny smooth glory and Kourtney's bikini clad bod at the perfect angles. But for the first time, in a long time, we see the sisters in a natural light. Kim, with the appearance of cellulite on her famous butt and thighs still strutting in confidence and Kourtney, with her tiny belly popping out of her petite frame. Our point? This is what REAL bodies look like. Sometimes, no matter how hard you work or how clean you eat, there are parts of you so natural and beautiful that cannot be hidden (especially from the paps).

For all the women and girls who consume media on a daily basis, telling them how to feel about their bodies and how to achieve the ‘perfect Kim K curves’ or telling you how you should look after having three kids, feel under pressure to achieve these benchmarks in order to feel beautiful. Don’t get us wrong we’re not being cliché asking you to love your cellulite or your potbelly if you don’t want to. We’re just propagators of realness, here to normalise the woman’s body. We're not shaming them, damn, they look good. We're just hoping for (and spreading) the same kind of confidence. 

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