Thursday, June 7, 2012
Drop Dead Diva
I have recently become obsessed with the the television show Drop Dead Diva which runs on Lifetime on Sundays. It is a comedic drama that tells the story of a shallow wannabe model who dies in a sudden accident only to find her soul resurfacing in the body of a brilliant, plus-size and recently deceased attorney, Jane.
The draw for me was the the main character she has the qualities that any plus-size woman that you think of as absolutely fabulous. She is very light on her feet, seemingly gliding as she walks into a room. She is very up beat, approachable, brilliant and confident. And has impeccable style from her perfectly applied makeup to her tailored suits. The key in this character's case is actually having a skinny girl inside her , but what I would rather thin of as her inner beauty.
I must admit sometimes I loose sight of my own inner beauty and get to caught up in the emotions behind what I perceived as my flaws. I know it sounds silly but aside from the hour long entertainment I have received from this show I have chosen to use it as a weekly reminder to put my best foot forward at all times and to make certain that those who come in contact with me can see the smart, witty, charming, loving and outgoing person that I actually am.
The shows star Brooke Elliott said it best when she appeared on the Wendy Williams show "it's about identity, figuring out who you are...it's actually not about weight it is about being who you are no matter what you weight."