Over on Rachele’s blog there are some positive vibes spreading across the internet with her I Am Proud Of My Size link up. The best thing about her link up is that she is inviting ALL sizes to join. Often times I feel excluded from the love your body campaigns because I am a size 1. Listen, I get it. Nobody feels sorry for the skinny girl and I’m not asking for sympathy here, but as I said in my “Real Women Have Curves” rant, let’s stop saying things like “real women” because I’m pretty sure it’s my vagina that makes me a “real woman”, not the size of my pants.
I agree that fat people receive much more criticism than skinny people, but a girl who is flat chested can be just as insecure as a girl who is heavy set. Breasts are a symbol of womanhood and in our society the bigger the better. I was teased by boys in school about my flat chest and it made me feel unattractive. People would constantly make remarks like, “Oh my god! How much do you weigh?” with their face twisted in disgust as if being skinny is distasteful. Commenting on a woman’s body (skinny or fat) in a negative tone is offensive and people do it without thinking twice.
The hormonal high school Tera hated her body, but I’m not that girl anymore. I can’t say I’m not critical of myself at times when clothes don’t fit right, but the older I get, the more confident I get and I’ve been working my way up to not caring about ignorant comments from people who don’t think before they speak.
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