The idea that something as simple as a post-it note can inspire women to shed their insecurities and finally learn to love themselves for the wonderful, beautiful people that they are is truly remarkable but also tremendously sad. Its unfortunate that we live in a world where Operation Beautiful is even necessary (sorry Caitlin and your many fans but hear me out....) In my ideal society women wouldn't need a note found in the locker room of a gym or the airport bathroom to remind them of what they are worth. They would just implicitly know that you can't measure who you are by the size of your pants. The Post-Its would be a moot point.
Then again in an ideal world there would be no war or disease, Walmart would sell deeply discounted Christian Louboutin heels and brownies would be a major food group of their own. But in this one, the world we live in today, women are bombarded with the notion that there is one kind of beautiful and they aren't quite it. Enter Caitlin and her countless Operation Beautiful comrades who have helped spread the message to love yourself because you are fabulous just the way that you are! Its a message women should and need to hear and thanks to these poetically worded and strategically placed Post-Its they are, loud and clear.
In honor of the book release and Change the Way You See Not the Way You Look week I would like to share with you one part of me that I love (and its not the only part by the way!)