The truth about fat shaming
Thursday, September 10, 2015
There was a YouTube video that went viral earlier this week. It received a lot of backlash. You guessed it. It was about fat shaming by a woman who really doesn't matter in any of our lives. I'm not writing about her but just the topic of fat shaming.
We get angry at people for making others feel ashamed and humiliated but the truth about fat shaming is that the majority of us fat shame ourselves constantly, maybe even every day.
It doesn't help when others who claim they're trying to "motivate" us do it and make ignorant remarks. So, how does it help if we are the ones doing it to ourselves? It doesn't!
You are not your weight. You are not your dress size. You can be awesome regardless but that doesn't mean you have to accept your weight or your dress size. You can change what you feel needs to be changed while fully accepting who you are. You are not going to magically morph into a different person when your're thin. A healthier person, probably. A more confident person, maybe and you're still going to be you and we all know what Dr. Sues said about being you!
Stop Fat shaming yourself and pay no attention to others who think that their fat shaming is helping you. You know if you have weight to lose. You know if you have health risks. So, the solution is to try to make changes. Try without criticizing every perceived failure, try without caring what the ignorant masses think. Try with a smile just because you know you're trying!
have a healthy day!