The Nightmare Before Christmas
WARNING: Picture might be considered obscene because subject is not thin. And we all know that only skinny people can show their stomachs and celebrate themselves. Well I’m not going to stand for that. This is my body. Not yours. MINE. Meaning the choices I make about it, are none of your fucking business. Meaning my size, IS NONE OF YOUR FUCKING BUSINESS.
If my big belly and fat arms and stretch marks and thick thighs offend you, then that’s okay. I’m not going to hide my body and my being to benefit your delicate sensitivities.
This picture is for the strange man at my nanny’s church who told me my belly was too big when I was five.
This picture is for my horseback riding trainer telling me I was too fat when I was nine.
This picture is for the girl from summer camp who told me I’d be really pretty if I just lost a few pounds
This picture is for all the fucking stupid advertising agents who are selling us cream to get rid of our stretch marks, a perfectly normal thing most people have (I got mine during puberty)
This picture is for the boy at the party who told me I looked like a beached whale.
This picture is for Emily from middle school, who bullied me incessantly, made mocking videos about me, sent me nasty emails, and called me “lard”. She made me feel like I didn’t deserve to exist. Just because I happened to be bigger than her. I was 12. And she continued to bully me via social media into high school.
MOST OF ALL, this picture is for me. For the girl who hated her body so much she took extreme measures to try to change it. Who cried for hours over the fact she would never be thin. Who was teased and tormented and hurt just for being who she was.
I’m so over that.
THIS IS MY BODY, DEAL WITH IT.
and FUCK YOU ALL who tried to degrade my being and sense of self with your hurtful comments and actions.
GUESS WHAT IT DIDN’T WORK HAHAHAHAH
Wait. This is great and she is BEAUTIFUL.
*clapping like my daughter just won a gold medal*
I love you. I fucking love you and everything you are; all the pounds, all the stretch-marks. Every fucking thing about you is worthy of love and by God have you got mine.
im crying this is so beautiful
It’s great that she’s comfertable with her body, but I’m sorry.. She’s still overweight and that is NOT good. That she got bullied is bad and nobody deserves that and it’s not fair. Not everyone has stretch marks, maybe little ones, yes, but not like that. And that should have shown her that she gained too much weight too fast. I think also showing her body and saying that it’s okay and GOOD to be overweight ist wrong! Maybe her horseback riding teacher was right, it’s not good when you’re overweight especially little kids!
jesus take the wheel on this one
i can’t even deal with your nonsense.
The point of being comfortable with your body is liking how you look and being healthy, being underweight is unhealthy, being overweight is unhealthy. If i was underweight but happy with my body i would be checked into a mental hospital for having an eating disorder, But nobody ever focuses on the overweight people when saying someone has a problem. Its always the girls who are skinny who have something wrong with them. I personally cant stand pictures like this because when I was in middle and high school I got bullied for being too skinny, I was humiliated by people saying I was annorexic and bullemic and that something was wrong with my head. Apparently you have to be mentally unstable to be skinny but in society today people are rewarded for having no control of their body and not caring what they look like. I get so frustrated by the fact that people will look at this girl and say “thats just how she’s made, she can’t help that shes overweight, shes been through such a struggle because of her body” but when people are on the low end of the scale theyre automatically labeled as having something wrong with them even if that IS how theyre made, and everyone assumes that these skinny girls had it so easy in school. I get that this girl was bullied by both her peers and adults in her life and that isn’t right, people shouldn’t have treated her like that, they shouldn’t say hurtful things, but criticism is a part of life that we all have to deal with no matter what we look like! If it bothers you that much that people are saying these things to you then change it, eat healthier and excercise, its not that hard to run or walk for a half hour a day and figure out how many calories worth of food youre eating and how many you need to burn to be a healthy weight.
are. you. effing. kidding. me.
YOU ARE SO WRONG ON SO MANY LEVELS. yes, absolutely, people are bullied for being underweight and that is not okay at all. but we live in a society where is it revered to be as skinny as possible, where people with absolutely unrealistic body types plaster billboards everywhere we go. i have NEVER seen anyone bigger than a size 4 on a major billboard, yet the average american woman is a size 14.
you are making the assumption that i am unhealthy. i am not. i have polycystic ovarian syndrome, a genetic condition that makes it EXTREMELY hard to lose weight and causes high insulin and cholesterol. and you’re just like OH JUST WALK FOR HALF HOUR A DAY YOU LAZY FATTY! wow. absolutely NOT. health looks different on everyone. weight is different for everyone, and everyone has their own path to health.
who the fuck made you a doctor and decided you could diagnose me by looking at a picture of me?
here are some resources to educate yourself: http://www.omg-facts.com/Science/The-Body-Mass-Index-BMI-was-never-intend/53521
but your most dangerous and fucked up assertion is saying that YEARS OF BULLYING AND TORMENT WAS “CRITICISM” AND A “PART OF LIFE”
really? you think that at 9 YEARS OLD, when i was a perfectly healthy weight, a GROWN MAN telling me i was too fat was just “a part of life”?
you think daily mocking, bullying, teasing, and the like from my peers was just “friendly criticism”?
you are nothing but a bully yourself, because you’re making excuses for these people under the guise of “health”. i don’t have to justify my health to you, if i wasn’t healthy i would not owe you my health or even have to discuss my health status cause it’s none of your fucking business.
jesus fucking christ.