Skinny is such a disgusting word. Skinny is never a compliment. Skinny allows your bones to jut out. Skinny enables people to talk shit behind your back. Skinny is the same thing as fat. Both words seep into you and do there very best to wreck your self esteem and let the tears stream down your face. I’ve never been a skinny girl. I’ve been athletic, normal, chubby. Mostly I’ve been obese.
Obesity is incredibly difficult. I’d like to be able to sink into myself when I’m leered at the shopping mall. I can only imagine skinny people feel the same way. I’ve cried in a fitting room of a retail store because nothing fits, and I can imagine skinny people have as well. I have many friends who are gorgeous people. People who laugh from the deepest parts of there belly. I have seen how the word skinny affects these people. How they work so incredibly hard to gain or maintain a weight.
Picking apart someone is never the answer, and yet as a society it has become acceptable. I hate the fact that I work my ass off eating right and exercising and I’m still just the fat girl. I wish that I could allow people to see a day in my life, but at the same time they shouldn’t have the right. I should be proud of my journey and excited for what is to come.
As a whole we need to stand behind our own voice. Fat, skinny or “normal” we should all feel comfortable being in our own skin. I want to be in a culture that promotes individuality and celebrates how unique people are. Fat or skinny doesn’t matter. Healthy and happy should be our priority. I am proud to be finding myself. My journey is unique, and that’s what makes me who I am. Let’s change this fat culture, starting with looking past a persons’ size. See their smile, listen to what they have to say and enjoy them for who they are. Not what they look like.