MamaBlogger365 – Zaftig, the new S-E-X-Y by Shira Adler, Diva Mama

Who doesn’t love the Oscars? If you’re like me, you probably spent some time reading Tweets and Facebook postings before, during and after last Sunday’s Oscar telecast.

My favorite tweet from the post Oscar frenzy: “And the winner is . . . Angelina Jolie’s right leg.” I laughed so hard I seriously almost peed while re-Tweeting.

I know many of us are addicted to the Oscars because it is the highest-rated and best-represented form of true Hollywood glitz. Whether or not you feel the inclusion of the MANY video montages were insipid or inspired, we can all probably agree even the commercials were far better (you go Ellen DeGeneres!) than this year’s much heralded Superbowl ads.

Like most entertainment-oriented Americans, I watch the Oscars to honor creative excellence, but let’s face it, the Oscars are cool, the Oscars are aspirational, the Oscars are seriously sexy.

Even if watched sitting at home curled up in my Victoria’s Secret soft flannel jammies with my favorite dudes, Ben, Jerry and Andy (my honey), I felt sexier just bearing sacred witness to this annual pageantry of accomplishment and glamour.

But one moment that disturbed me and I mean really disturbed me was watching Angelina Jolie stand on stage and stick out her only non-emaciated limb for the sake of showing off her sex appeal.

My first reaction was anger. To me real, healthy women represent Mother Earth, pixie dust and sensuality concurrently and naturally. There was nothing natural about the Angelina that stood awkwardly posed on Oscar night, and I was sadly shocked to see her so, well, unsexy.

My next reaction was of protection – for my daughter. My just 11-year-old adores watching awards shows, namely the Grammy’s and Oscars because she herself is a budding artiste. Kelly Clarkson, Adele and Melissa McCarthy are the kind of artists I want to show off to my daughter. They are real, vulnerable, talented and yes, a tad over weight at times – just like the rest of us.

If I could speak directly to Angelina I’d grab her by her far too bony arms and say…

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BIO: By day Shira Adler is a cantor, spiritual vocalist, certified pastlife regressionist, voice-over artist, producer, performer, writer/blogger and mompreneur and by night… well, she is actually the same person at night though she does admit to wearing fuzzy socks when no one can see her and hiding a secret stash of Mallomars somewhere near her writing desk for those late night pick-me-ups. In, around, and between her various work activities, she is raising two beyond-the-spectrum children as a single mom (though lovingly gives a shout out to her best friend, editor and soulmate whom she considers the bees knees). Is it any wonder her website’s tag line is One Voice Many Paths? Seriously, look up the definition of a multi-tasking Mama and you will find her picture there. But when it comes to living a life of connection, faith and consciousness Shira is the gal to call — or if you’re fresh out of Mallomars — she’s always happy to give you one. For more information visit:, read her blog at; Social: Twitter (1DivaMama), Facebook (DivaMama1), Tumblr (not really sure, but the name is cute) and LinkedIn (because doesn’t everyone?).

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