So many girls are made to feel inferior because of their size, and this is something that needs to stop.
This blog aims to raise awareness of size shaming (fat or skinny), and to promote body acceptance.
I simply cannot get enough of this blog, just because it manages to put my thoughts into words.
I’ve always been really thin- i’m 5 foot 6 and not scraping 7 stone. It’s not down to some special diet, and I do NOT have an ED. I can eat with abandon and barely exercise for a week, so i’m certainly not fit. Just thin. It was never a problem as a kid, but when friends started going through puberty and changing, the bullying started.
'You have no boobs' 'you look like a baby' 'ew your ribs are gross' over highschool, there wasn't a day when i didn't have someone make a remark regarding my weight. I hated myself, i had no confidence. Whenever someone told me my hip bones were disgusting while getting changed, i told them being thin wasn't a choice. That being thin was horrible. I'd look at other girls and wish to wake up with an hourglass figure. Sometimes i'd cry.
When I told people to stop calling me ‘skinny’ or ‘a twig’, they’d look down their noses at me- ‘oh, you don’t know how easy you’ve got it’ REALLY? You think being bullied for the body I was given at birth is an easy way to go through life? I tried to reason with them, but whenever I brought up their weight, told them how I would give my soul to have their curves they’d tell me to shut up and eat a hamburger. That phrase chills me- it represents how backwards this society is.
So fat is okay, fat is inspiring.
But thin is selfish, thin is disgusting.
I thought no one would love me unless i stuffed more calories down my throat.
Let me tell you something. THIN IS OKAY, FAT IS OKAY. WHATEVER YOU ARE, LOVE IT. Just because some bully tells you otherwise, it doesn’t mean you aren’t entitled to love your body. Because even if no one else embraces you, loving oneself no matter what is right.
Accepting your body doesn’t make you a role model if your self love comes at the expense of other people happiness.
Friendly reminder that “thigh gaps are gross” and “the wider the thigh gap, the looser the vagina” are still body shaming and hurtful things to say.