and then a little part of me died inside because I knew he would never understand. He would never fully grasp that a person can look pretty and not slender or be slender and not pretty. The two are not exclusive. His body shaming was done with out effort because that was how he had been taught.
I’m a little let down and a little broken up. Not because my friend only assumes I’m pretty if slender, but because it doesn’t matter how I approach this issue. It has now been talked to death and my assumption that progress was being made has been thrown out the window.
I think society needs to be untaught this obsession with weight and beauty…
It’s a process..
People like you,
who are beautiful just the way they are,
taught me to love my body the way it is.
Just keep being your amazing self.
Show them you’re beautiful,
Not DESPITE of a aspect of your body,
But as you are. As a whole human.
I can’t find the right words to express my gratitude for these words.