So why did I start this blog? The answer, in short, is because there is so much skinny shaming these days. I am sure many of you have heard the phrase, “Men like curves, dogs like sticks”. Without realizing the full impact of this phrase thousands of people have latched onto this phrase saying they love it. What they fail to realize is there are skinny people out there, desperately trying to gain weight, or have no curves at all, who are dehumanized. Personally, my entire life I have heard people say “Oh, you’re so skinny!” or “You look like a twig.” or “You are so light!”. While initially, I accepted these compliments, especially when I was younger. But within the past 5 years these compliments began to turn into, what sounded like, accusations. Like people were angry at me for being so thin.
I think what some people fail to realize these days is that there are some who are naturally skinny. Personally, there was a time where I was actively trying to gain weight, and I could not go past 110. There are also others who work hard to maintain a healthy weight, but are accused of being anorexic. It just makes me sad and angry to see these things. Since when did skinny become such a bad thing?
Now, don’t get me wrong. This is not a blog out there to promote anorexia or eating disorders in general. Nor do I hate fat people, or think they are ugly. People come in all shapes and size and are beautiful. I am going to do my best not to post pictures on here, this is not, nor will it ever be a thinspo blog. I just know there are others out there, skinny, who are ashamed to be who they are just because they look a certain way.