So, please excuse the small sizing in some of them, as well as the need to strain your neck. These are two different photo collage set ups, but with mostly the same pictures.
THE REASON BEHIND THEM:
Today at dinner, my stepmother tried to tell me that eating Mediterranean is bad for you because of the pita. She then tried to imply I had to go work it off because I was taking in carbs. As if she has room to speak, or knows anything at all about nutrition. I took a nutrition course, and I’ve done research. I know that eating carbs is not a bad thing, but there are bad carbs. You NEED grains and carbs. There is nothing wrong with eating pita bread when it is FILLED with lots of delicious nutrients based on what foods you put alongside it.
ANYWAY, because she told me that I had to go walk a few blocks to work off what was maybe a 475-650 calorie meal that I barely touched anyway.
I just spent the last 3 to 4 hours working off all of my food for the day, and I mean this literally. By the time I was done, I was at a total of 1000 calories.
All because she thinks I need to look a certain way, based on what society dictates as beauty. Isn’t it good enough to be the way you are?
I have never been ashamed of my body. I may have been self-conscious at some points, but what curvaceous girl wouldn’t be when society is constantly telling us that a size 00 is what is desirable? There are plenty of people in the world that are happy with a girl that is a size 14-16. And sure, maybe I’ve gained weight while I’ve been at college, but that’s because I’m not getting home cooked meals. I’m getting a lot of bad carbs and fats, and that’s not something that can be helped too much so long as I live on campus. It’s not enough for anybody that I’m taking a yoga class or walking around the entire campus, sometimes even to the college of business, which is about a twenty minute walk, rather than take the shuttle.
The point is, I don’t think I should be ashamed of my body. I’m not obese. I’m voluptuous, and sure, maybe I have a little bit of fat around the edges. But you know what? I’m fucking happy the way that I am, and my boyfriends and friends love me just the same, even if I have gained weight. So who the fuck do you think you are to tell me I’m not beautiful because I’m a double digit pants size?!
IF YOU DISAGREE AND FIND ME MORBIDLY OBESE, YOU BETTER COME TELL ME TO MY FUCKING FACE AND THEN TRY TO WORK OUT WITH A HEART MURMUR AND ASTHMA! THEN WE’LL FUCKING TALK!
HOWEVER, IF you think I’m fine as is, and want to say FUCK society, please feel free to pass this around. Spread awareness that body shaming isn’t okay. If someone wants to lose/gain weight, that should be their choice, on their own free will, and nobody else’s, that includes society and fashion designers.