Christie Brinkley believes it’s time for the world to break up with the word ‘fattening’.
Talking to Westlake Malibu lifestyle magazine, shared the model of how the fashion industry has come a long way in terms of inclusion, and described a period when “young women used to pick up fashion magazines and felt terrible because all the models were reed thin and they looked like nothing. the girls who read the pages . ”
Now, she noted, “when you open a fashion magazine, you see people of all different ages, ethnicities and forms – and that representation is so important.”
Still, she said that while the industry is “moving in the right direction”, we need to “keep moving forward.”
“It’s important that we stop comparing ourselves to other women,” Brinkley explained. “Everyone is unique. It’s also important that we as a society stop judging people and that we stop using words that are soaked with negativity. For example, when I refer to certain foods as fattening, my daughter Sailor say to me, ‘Mom, do not use that word. A more positive way to put it is to say,’ that food is not healthy for me ‘or’ It is not healthy for me ‘will give me the fuel I need. ‘”
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Sailor, 21, has previously talked about fighting an eating disorder, he says Good morning America in 2020, “I grew up a little bit overweight and I constantly felt the weight of my overweight on me from people who teased me and people who looked at me differently. My mother did not know the pain I was going through when I was feeling the worst. ”
Brinkley’s family is not the only one rethinking their word choice. Earlier this month, model Coco Rocha spoke to Yahoo Life about how she does not want her children to use certain words to describe people.
“We do not use the word ‘fat’, we do not use the word ‘ugly’,” she said. “I really want us not to look at people like that. And they’ve done such a good job – even to say from time to time to grandparents. You know, it’s a different generation and [they’ll say], ‘Practice I just do not feel the most beautiful’ or ‘Practice, I feel ugly’ and [the kids will respond], ‘No, no, no, Grandma, that’s not the word – you do not use it.’