Positivity for all.
It may be not as talked about as it should be but you speaking up for body positivity is needed not just by the plus-sized people but also by those on the other end of the scale (if there is.) If you’re all for people being accepting of the plus-size but body shames those on the skinnier side, then you’re provoking a lot of people. Body-positive movements should be inclusive. It should be for bodies of all sizes, shapes, and even genders.
Often times, nowadays, people tend to side with people on the curvy side because they get called out. And this is just right. They do not need to feel bad about their bodies – especially not because of insensitive people.
What others don’t realize, however, is that sometimes unsolicited comments on being so skinny also hurts. Some are just naturally thin because of their metabolism and whatnots.
I’m not an expert on this but trust me. I’m on the skinnier side right now and I’ve haven’t been curvy since I got past the age 2. I’m not someone who deliberately refuse to eat just to maintain my weight. I actually do eat a lot (especially when I’m in the mood and I like what’s on the table.) It is offensive when you tell me things I already know like how I am so skinny because, first, I try to eat three meals a day and more and I am already attempting to eat healthily by cooking my own meals – thus, less processed foods. Also, I already have a weight goal you don’t have to give me pieces of unhelpful advice on this.
Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes.
Get this. You’re beautiful. No matter how skinny or how curvy you are.
If you’re one of those people who have been called names or given unsolicited advice because of your body, it’s okay to feel bad. For a moment. Like I said, I’m no expert but you have the right to feel whatever it is that you feel on these issues. What’s more important is how you take those pieces of advice.
You can choose to look on the brighter side and feel “beautiful no matter what they say.” (Yes I quoted a line from that song.) You can take them as a motivation to reach whatever goal you want for your body and them “in your face!”
You are beautiful and amazing. Your body is just the way it should be now. It gets tiring if you listen to everyone who says so what you need is to decide for yourself and be positive about your decision. Remember to just be what you want and be happy with it.
What are your thoughts on body positivity?
**This is an entry for the Daily Prompt. I’ve started this draft a long time ago because of some unsolicited comments about my body. I have been stuck on the first paragraph before but I’m on a roll now so I finished it. Yay!