A few days ago I has someone who used to be very important in my life, serve me a low blow.
I received a text message that said “Maybe you’d have a better body image if you were nicer to people.”
And that stung.
Im not going to touch the “Nicer to people” thing, because its ridiculous. Im an atheist, but I put a lot of stock into Karma. I believe you treat everyone with kindness.
What I don’t believe in, is being pushed around.
Body Image is a pretty tricky thing. I think at our core, everyone is pretty insecure. After being a foundations and Prosthetic fitter for 4 years, I have seen every body type imaginable. The most stunning 24 year old bride you’ve ever seen, is still going to poke at her thighs when she thinks your not looking.
I’m hippy, my arms jiggle, Ive got some curves, Im chubby.
And Im perfectly happy with it. But some days Im not, and it happens. I still have days when I hide behind my bangs, and hope no one notices me.
But today is not one of those days.