It’s weight stigma awareness week, and I’m choosing not to get onto my soapbox. I’ve just got a few brief questions for you.
- Do you think you’re better than someone who weighs more than you?
- Would you be a worthier or more awesome human being if you weighed less?
- Would you love yourself more if you lost weight? If so, why?
(I am assuming your response is “Heck no!”)
Then why is fat bashing okay, or even being cruel to yourself because of your size? How you view yourself matters. If you have children, they’re absorbing it–they’re little sponges. How you treat yourself ripples out, and it takes tremendous courage to love yourself no matter what.
You’re beautiful. I promise. Just as you are. Nothing can change that.