I hated my body in every single one of these pictures, the one’s where I am a kid, the ones where I am clearly underweight (I felt my biggest here surprisingly) and the one where I doubled my weight in the space of a 9 month pregnancy. Personally, I always listened to comments people make about their own and other people’s bodies as a sort of guide to how I am supposed to look, so health body image was always going to be out of reach for me with this way of thinking.
I’m not alone in this. I train women of different sizes who all say negative things about themselves.
I keep seeing a number of things regarding women’s bodies on social media. Most of it critical. I keep seeing women compare themselves to famous women saying “Please tell me I don’t look this bad” and women reaching out and trying to tell people they don’t feel good about themselves met with “well you obviously just want compliments or you wouldn’t post pictures of yourself in skimpy clothing.
We are too fat. We are too thin. We’re trying to hard or not trying hard enough. We’re too fake, we could do with some make up, we’re too ‘up ourselves’ if we have the audacity to feel good about ourselves and post a selfie……
Seriously, can we just stop? It’s horrible when men do this to women, it’s fucking heart breaking when I see women do this to other women, because we all know how it feels don’t we? I guarantee most of the women out there have had days where they feel just awful about how they look. It’s hard not to in a society where so much emphasis is put on how attractive a woman looks. Just look at female politicians – no matter how hideous their policies or their values they are attacked on their looks first.
Anyway, rant over , I’m getting off my soapbox, you’re all fucking fabulous… be good to one another xxxx