Because you know I’m all about that bass,
’bout that bass, no treble.
You’ve heard Meghan Trainor’s hit All About That Bass recently right? How could you not, it’s on just about every other hour on the top 40 stations. Let me just tell you… I. Love. It. I’m creating a soundtrack to my life, in no particular order, and I’m kicking the playlist off with Meghan’s message.
Women in today’s society are influenced to believe that smaller is better and more beautiful. This amuses me as our electronics and fast food meals get larger…
I have always been a slim/fit girl and been very confident about my body size. (Hair and fashion… that’s a story for another day…) Belonging to a dance studio from the age of 5 until my late 20’s and dancing five days a week through your teens helps keeping that girlish figure. You want to see self esteem and body images issues at their finest? Be a fly on the wall in a dance or gymnastics studio. I’m not saying these activities breed self esteem issues, they just seem to run rampant. Sometimes, fellow dancers/gymnasts don’t help; rubbing it in that they can eat anything or tearing others down. A thicker girl can feel a little out of place in those scenarios.
Girls can be mean.
That’s why I love this song. Meghan wants us to be proud of who we are and not change for others. Take me or leave me. She gives a nod to the skinny girls that she knows they too face criticism but have no reason. Every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top. There needs to be more messages like this in society.
Late 2009, some medical issues and medication added more meat to my bones than I would have liked and messed with my head. Inside I was dying with self-loathing but I had to keep a brave face. I always stressed to the younger girls to love themselves, every inch. Long story short, I was able to keep up the positive charade while I was there. I did end up leaving; I needed to remove myself from that atmosphere and work on myself.
Now, five years later, I’m better. Not 100% back to my old body or mind, but I think I’m a lot stronger in ways I wasn’t before.
So without further adieu, All About That Bass cover by Scott Bradlee and the Postmodern Jukebox! I couldn’t get Meghan’s version added in my playlist but this one is just as good. Check out all of the Postmodern Jukebox covers. You may find you like them better than the original =)