- We need to talk about skinny shaming 👉 has this ever happened to you? I feel like along with the body posi movement, it has become wrong to be thin, which doesn't allow for those of us who are naturally slim to feel good about ourselves 🤔
I continue to receive comments (from people who know me IRL) about my slender frame: 'you're looking very thin', 'are you eating enough?', 'you're so skinny' - I believe this is just as bad as fat shaming - you are not giving me a compliment when you tell me how 'skinny' I look.
I feel an immense amount of pressure to look healthy because I know there are girls and women who now look up to me. But THIS IS MY BODY. I am naturally kinda bony in some places, which I don't love, but I deal with it because it doesn't matter how many doughnuts I eat, it's not going to those places!
Fun fact - I actually eat just the same amount of food as my boyfriend Sam does, and he actually picked up on this the other day when I was serving us equal portions for dinner 😂 He also said he's totally impressed that I always finish everything on my plate, but also a bit put out cos he doesn't get to have any extra 😂 I also eat more than my bro, who is 6"8 - what more can a woman do? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This is me 🙌🏽
I wish being skinny hadn't been idolised for years, to the point where it made all women feel like their natural shape wasn't good enough. I wish there wasn't still this undertone in society that being thin makes you better, or more attractive. And I wish we could all just learn to love ourselves, and each other a little more, instead of digging around for flaws. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I would love to hear your thoughts on this today ladies. Have you ever felt like you were doing something wrong, simply for being born with a slender frame? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Skinny shaming or fat shaming - I wanna hear your stories 👇👇👇
Love & light,