WARNING: Picture might be considered obscene because subject is not thin. And we all know that only skinny people can show their stomachs and celebrate themselves. Well I’m not going to stand for that. This is my body. Not yours. MINE. Meaning the choices I make about it, are none of your fucking business. Meaning my size, IS NONE OF YOUR FUCKING BUSINESS.
If my big belly and fat arms and stretch marks and thick thighs offend you, then that’s okay. I’m not going to hide my body and my being to benefit your delicate sensitivities.
This picture is for the strange man at my nanny’s church who told me my belly was too big when I was five.
This picture is for my horseback riding trainer telling me I was too fat when I was nine.
This picture is for the girl from summer camp who told me I’d be really pretty if I just lost a few pounds
This picture is for all the fucking stupid advertising agents who are selling us cream to get rid of our stretch marks, a perfectly normal thing most people have (I got mine during puberty)
This picture is for the boy at the party who told me I looked like a beached whale.
This picture is for Emily from middle school, who bullied me incessantly, made mocking videos about me, sent me nasty emails, and called me “lard”. She made me feel like I didn’t deserve to exist. Just because I happened to be bigger than her. I was 12. And she continued to bully me via social media into high school.
MOST OF ALL, this picture is for me. For the girl who hated her body so much she took extreme measures to try to change it. Who cried for hours over the fact she would never be thin. Who was teased and tormented and hurt just for being who she was.
I’m so over that.
THIS IS MY BODY, DEAL WITH IT.
and FUCK YOU ALL who tried to degrade my being and sense of self with your hurtful comments and actions.
GUESS WHAT IT DIDN’T WORK HAHAHAHAH
I just fond this image and blog from an online article, this girl is amazing and beautiful. I hate that in today’s society she is slammed for being fat! Power to yo woman!!
I am someone who has gone from both sides of the spectrum, I was 100kg when I was 16(which at 5’4 is not very healthy) but have been all the way down to 45kg(seriously underweight) both sizes people loved to chime in about what I should do to improve my image not my health. Now I am higher than people whould want at 75kg but I am not unhealthy and I am not fat despite the horrid people out there who would say other wise. Yes I would like to lose some weight BUT that is for ME, for the bad back that never stops hurting, for the 70 dresses on my rack that no longer fit, for me to show my body that quitting smoking was worth it (i gained 20kg very fast after that) and I am going to get healthy. For me, no one else.
I wont deny, and despite how it may look, I am not a overly confident person, I have issues when I look in the mirror but only sometimes. This body of mine has gone thru alot and I am proud of it for that. I am so thankful that I however grew up just before the social media boom. Kids picking on you in the class rooms and play ground is bad enough but when it gets that personal it scares me.
But its not just big girls either, when I was thin, I coped just as much as when I was big, people will always pick on you, they always have something to say abo something they know nothing about.
I like to think that the world is changing, but then I see an ad on a bus or in a magazine, I put on a favorite piece of clothing and I feel self conscious because it doesnt fit like it used too and I realize it hasnt. That vicious stigma still stalks women everywhere they go, they are never good enough…
Well I say FUCK THAT! Every woman is beautiful, be you born that way or not, be you big or little, tall, short, light, dark, hairy, shaved, enhanced or raw, Whatever, be YOU! ALWAYS.
Power to this woman and to all the others like her. Body image positive all the way!