For years I have become accustomed to people so freely and mindlessly commenting on my weight, and doing so without even batting an eyelid.
…'Eat a roast and you won't feel so cold!' 'have a steak', or one from a lady at a café the other week, 'Oh did you stop training because you're too skinny already?' I mean, imagine the outrage and disgust if it were the other way around…?! 😮
I believe society has created a double standard when it comes to body sizes, all because industries glorify and promote a certain body type over the other.
Having been slim for most of my life, I experience the other end of the spectrum that's not spoken about anywhere near enough when it comes to body standards and positivity.
Body shaming, in any form, is unacceptable.
No one should ever be made to feel inferior or excluded in any way, because of their size….skinny or fat!
I know it isn't just the 'skinny' and 'fat' battles we're up against here, the scope of body image is so much broader and deeper than just body weight.
I call on you to please make the effort to become more conscious in the ways in which you measure your idea of body positivity... 🙏🏽
This week, try to take the focus off of body types and features. When you stop and observe your thoughts, there is a whole lot of internal dialogue going on that, most of the time, you're probably not even aware of. Unaware of its happening, and unaware of its effects. When you look at somebody (yourself included!), try to make the effort not to crtiticise or even praise any of their physical attributes. Try to stay neutral to their exterior. Focus on your connection with that other person, on the energy that is your exchange (however intimate, thorough, quick or seemingly unimportant it may be). We need to work on polarities here. I believe that in order to become aware of and work on body-shaming, we must also become aware of and work on how much we are praising, idealising and aspiring toward something other than our own acceptance and contentment.
Let's stop body shaming…in all its forms 👊🏼
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