Looking at the word itself body shaming already has a negative aspect in it. Bashing someone degrading them making them feel like they are worthless. I have been a victim myself a secret I have held for so long. When I first joined high school my body was made a mockery. I was mocked on the way I looked as they said I looked like a man. Hence to me having tears running every single second I stepped foot in the school. It was a difficult period especially since I was in a new country but I got through it. It rose my level of confidence it made me strong. I have been body shamed by my peers when I was in high school but also by own parents sadly. My parents would always tell me to loose weight because thats not the body I should have. Those words hit a nerve as when someone else say it and the people who gave birth to you tell it to you it feels like bullets piercing your skin. My parents words have affected me the most than my fellow peers. As it brought me dark thoughts. Though as the days went by every single second in a weird way I check myself out as I repeat the words in front of the mirror “ Damn you are beautiful”, “ Your body is amazing” and “ You are an amazing creation”
Do the words ever stop no they never don’t but all you have to do is be comfortable under your skin. Writing this article took a lot of courage as I was inspired by Little Mix song “Strip”. Loving yourself no matter what size you are or colour. Body shaming is one of the biggest mockery people have to endure in this world that we are living in. It is sad how people alter other people’s mind on how they should be present as. Making them cry, pushing them to their limits so that we can have a laugh and feel better.
I don’t think anyone should define what your beauty should be like. Beauty comes from within and the outside. No one should make you feel less about your body. No one should degrade anyone’s body but appreciate their beauty. One thing I tell anyone even my own parents when they throw me their comments. I t doesn’t matter what you think about my body. My body is for me, myself and I and as long I am comfortable and I love how my body is your comments don’t faze me. Learn to be unfazed by the comments and lift your heart with positive spirits.