puffy face

Last week Ashely Judd wrote an op-ed piece in response to the buzz surrounding her “puffy face”.

[there is a noticeable change to her appearance]
The rumors were she had “work” done that went horrible wrong.  When that was theory turned out to be untrue, the coverage immediately turned to a discussion of her weight.  While most celebrities either ride out the storm or have a publicist release a statement, she responded directly by writing an eloquent and thought-provoking editorial.

‘Why was a puffy face cause for such a conversation in the first place? How, and why, did people participate? If not in the conversation about me, in parallel ones about women in your sphere?”
-Ashley Judd

Truly, why do we care that Ashely Judd’s face is a little puffier than it used to be?  I love that she challenges all of us to reflect on the fact that it is seemingly o.k. to discuss a women’s body [or a change in her appearance].  Don’t we all have bigger things to worry about?

Read the entirety of her response at The Daily Beast.  I warn you…she uses really big words!

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