Body Shaming

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Hello!

I am sorry I have been away for a few weeks. I have been very busy training for a new job I just started, which I will tell you about later. I am also working on a few other things I was asked to. And I am loving all of it.

Anyway, I also write for a website called mytrendingstories.com that you should check out. A variety of articles in one place. If you enjoy other cultures and are open to lots of different views, that will be a good place to go to for fresh ideas.

The reason why I am mentioning the website is because I came across an article that got my attention. It is about how the media and fashion magazines pressure women to look a certain way. I find myself in the other end of that article just because I am thin.

I, by no means, look like a model or anything. However, every once in a while I am a target for negative comments just for being thin.

If you are over the “ideal” weight, whatever that is, you are criticized. If you are under the “ideal” weight, you are also criticized. No way to win. What annoys me the most is the assumption that every single underweight or thin woman out there is starving herself to death to look that way. I have always been thin and even called “size 0” at an old job because, supposedly, I did not meet what should be the normal standard. It was assumed that I “did not eat” to stay thin. So wrong.

I was bullied more than half my life for being skinny and when I was a teenager, I wanted nothing more than looking “normal.” Where I am going with this is to clarify that some of us are naturally thin and we do not necessarily choose to be that way. We are attacked as much as some are for being “overweight.” Comments about weight and looks are hurtful to anyone, no matter what we look like. Body shaming is  okay NOT and we ALL go through it.

One thing is for sure; Beauty is subjective and I might not look good to you, but I might to the next person. Comparing yourself to others is pointless and degrading, it does not help anybody, let alone yourself. You might not love the way you look, but many others do. Light up and stop putting others down because you are not happy with yourself. Hopefully, you will be one day.

Much love,

K

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