Do you know about this website Carefree White Girl? The author brings attention to the media’s favorite construct: the (skinny, of course!) white girl who has this fabulous comfortable easy life filled with short jean shorts and/or white linen dresses. She goes to see bands, she spends A LOT of time at the beach, and she has effortlessly clear skin and shaves her legs everyday as a matter of course. This gal should be verry familiar to all of us who have the gift of sight since the CFWG barrages our plane of vision multiple times a day unless we are off, say, hacking our way through the Amazonian jungle.
This photo that I dug up on flickr (from user Robby Mueller) is quintessential CFWG. CFWGs can have tattoos! Small ones.
I’m also stoking major on THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS article (it’s only one article, I just REALLY want y’all to click on it) that my friend Sarah alerted me to about becoming addicted to this invisible untouchable concept of being “beautiful.” It’s so well written and it cut me deep to read it, in the best possible way.
Here’s a CFWG!