I was scrolling down on my Instagram news feed and paused at J.K. Rowling quote that read, “Is fat really the worst thing a human can be?Is fat worse than vindictive, jealous, shallow, vain, boring. evil or cruel? Not to me”.
The quote resonated with me I thought of the snide comments I’ve heard over the years due to a person’s weight.
When did fat shaming ever become okay to do? It’s completely unacceptable. Building your self-esteem by being a first-class bitch to another? It’s no wonder why the term “sisterhood” is a hollow term nowadays.
Women complain about being fat shamed it yet are guilty of doing to each other. Seriously, WTF ladies!
Check yourselves, it’s not right, focus on your own bodies whichever shape, form and size you choose to embrace it.
To be honest, my body is exactly that, my body. It aint perfect, cellulite, stretch marks, scars and more. Instead of feeling sorry for myself, I just move on and wear what I like really. If you don’t like what I do with my body, that’s your problem to deal with.
In 2015 and the movements of feminism that has followed, I’d like to think that women are above fat shaming and rather choose to uplift others.
So own your body and don’t allow one person’s opinion about your body upset you.
Last week, I wore a nude tight dress and a woman looked me up and down right in front of me and passed a comment about my body.
I was shocked to say the least, a random stranger. I actually just walked away and pretended not to hear her.
Now did I do something wrong to constitute a random strange shaming me?
No, I simply minded my own business while I met a friend for lunch.
Regardless that that woman disagreed about the shape of my body, I pity her about it.
There are worse things in life that I can be than fat. Just like J.K. Rowling said, “…vindictive, jealous, shallow, vain, boring. evil or cruel…”, now that’s a million times worse than the numbers on my scale.
Have you ever fat shamed a person or have been fat shamed? Share your thoughts on the manner below or tweet me @heartnikita.