A woman is often measured by the things she cannot
control. She is measured by the way her body curves or
By where she is flat or straight or round. She is measured
by 36-24-36 and inches and ages and numbers. By all the
outside things that don’t ever add up to who she is on the
And so if a woman is to be measured, let her be measured
by the things she can control, by who she is and who she
is trying to become because as every woman knows,
measurements are only statistics, and statistics lie.
-First read this quote on my friend Danielle’s Facebook and found out it was a contributing quote from Nike Inc. in Helping Athens with Eating Disorders from 1993. Seems pretty dead on to me.