More Than Just A Catchy Song, This Video Spreads Body Positivity
After seeing an article in the New York Times about the recent trend of body-positive music videos, we can't stop replaying Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass." It's a catchy song with a brightly-colored music video. But the great part is the message of the song: beauty comes in all shapes and sizes.
Trainor sings, "I ain't no size 2/ but I can shake it, shake it / Like I'm supposed to do."
With the main message being "Every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top," this is definitely something we can get behind. Plus, she comments on how usually in magazines images are photoshopped (so true!).
According to her Facebook page, Trainor is a 20-year-old singer and song-writer. So basically, she's wise beyond her years. It's no wonder this video has more than 16 million YouTube views.
This ties in perfectly with a story in Choices magazine's upcoming September issue about body bullies — or the idea of critiquing others based on their appearance. It's something that may seem like casual comments here or there, but actually have a huge impact. Let's think twice before we make any sort of comment about how someone else looks!
Watch the video for yourself:
For more about this topic, be sure to read our "Body Bullies" story (which includes ways to spread body positivity).