**By Christie Harris **
Are women supposed to be thin or curvy? This is a good question to ponder. As the years and decades pass, we have seen different shapes and trends for the female body in the celebrity world come and go. We have seen curvy shapes as in Marilyn Monroe. We have seen super thin shapes as in Twiggy Lawson, the famous English supermodel. Oh how everyone tried to have the Twiggy build during that era. In more recent times, we have seen body shapes of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Paris Hilton, Nicole Riche, Ally McBeal, Halle Berry, Beyonce Knowles, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Hudson, Eva Longoria Parker, and Gabrielle Union. This list of celebrities shows that there are many different body shapes in today's era. It is now known that more and more celebrities are straying away from the concept that super thin is the only shape that is beautiful. Women of today seem to be sending the message that whatever shape you are comfortable with as long as you are healthy is okay. Are women supposed to be thin or curvy?
The answer lies within you. Are you comfortable with who you are the way you are? Are you healthy and fit? Do you look healthy or do you look frail, pale, and malnourished? Do you have a healthy BMI? Do you feel at your best at your current weight (energized, do not tire easily)? Yes, the answer lies within each individual woman. Your body's build needs to be the build that is naturally you. I know many naturally thin women and they look beautiful and healthy. However, I also know a few women who are not naturally thin (the thinness is forced) and they do not look healthy. Therefore, be happy with who you are and learn to love your body**** no matter the shape, no matter the popular trend as long as you are healthy. I guarantee if you are healthy, look healthy, then you are beautiful inside and out. What do you think? Do you agree or disagree with my point of view? Please visit en.wikipedia.org if you would like to read about the celebrities mentioned.