A Reflection on Body Image Stereotypes

Kathy Crosby
3 min readFeb 1
Photo by Anna Tarazevich: https://www.pexels.com/photo/woman-s-hands-measuring-her-waistline-5629206/

Big, beautiful eyes, a pixie haircut, 5’6” tall and stick thin — at the age of 16 Leslie Lawson turned into the world's most famous model of the times and earned her professional name of Twiggy.

Prior to this time, the ideal woman was a size 12. However, their waist size was a full 6 inches smaller than women of today. Voluptuous and womanly was sexy. Marylin Monroe was a size 16. Zsa Zsa Gabor…

Kathy Crosby

Kathy Crosby is a full time creative, vlogger, entertainer. musical educator and advocate. https://www.phoenixhousepublishing.org