Please, Don’t Call me Skinny.
I like to think everyone is confident about their own body but sometimes that’s just not the case..
Let’s take me for example. My whole life i have been classed as “the skinny one”. Some people reading this probably think that’s great, that’s a compliment. For me, it’s the worst thing i can be told. I have always struggled with my weight. I have always felt insecure. To me, this is not a compliment.
I am also classed as the “lucky one” for having a fast metabolism. For me, this basically means i can’t put on weight. I would love to put on weight. I would love to go out and not have my weight commented on. It doesn’t matter how much i eat, the weight just doesn’t go on. To me, this is not lucky.
I have been made to feel like i don’t fit in. Thanks to social media promoting “real woman have curves”. Where does that leave us “skinny girls” Are we not real woman? Even though i am 21 years old and an adult? The body confidence message that spread across the interest seems to have got confused somewhere down the line. It turned a positive message into a negative one, causing insecurities to so many people.
We seem to be living in a world where calling someone fat is frowned upon. But calling someone skinny is completely ok and classed as a compliment. Even though the person you just called skinny is feeling just as hurt as the person who was just called fat. Body shaming is a two way straight.
So please, just think before you comment on someones weight. Let’s all share the body confidence positivity and truly love the body we are in.
Until the next one,