A REQUEST FROM ME TO YOU
I’m so touched when I read some of the inbox messages you ladies send us about how Plus Size is ME has helped you find beauty in your own bodies. I’m equally touched when I read the messages about how some of you can’t stand your bodies, how you feel alone and are not coping. I read a quote the other day that said, “Sizeism is one of the only “acceptable” forms of discrimination left” and I couldn’t agree more.
1.I wish people would understand that ignorance NEVER prevails. It’s easier to be of the opinion that he/she is just “lazy, undisciplined, disgusting, clumsy (and all the other connotations associated with being big)” and not recognize that it is deeper than your shallow mind. Without making this sound like a competition or a #biggirlproblem people tend to be more sympathetic and compassionate towards people who suffer from anorexia but are dismissive and insensitive towards people suffering from obesity. Despite what people may think, obesity (assuming it’s more a psychological issue) and eating disorders share many common factors and both Anorexia Nervosa and Obesity need to be dealt with with sensitivity and respect.
2. Although the focus of this page is fuller figured women, the plus size industry etc. WE ARE PRO BODY DIVERSITY. It’s not about plus size vs skinny and/ anyone in between “inbetweenies”. We acknowledge that even skinny people and people in between the sizes have their own insecurities and may be dealing with their own journey to self acceptance and love.
3. The next person’s body is NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS, I’ll say it again, NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS. If you have friends/ family members who struggle with their weight (big/small) and you are concerned, that is a different issue and one can only hope that it is dealt with appropriately and sensitively. To those of you who think it’s okay to negatively comment on a stranger’s body or laugh about it and place judgment, HOW DARE YOU? WHAT MAKES YOU BETTER?
4. I promise you, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. I don’t ever post the messages I get about women, and men too, hating their bodies so much, crying and hiding but the messages do come in from all over. Just hold on, it’s a journey and you shouldn’t give up on yourself and with the risk of sounding cliché and super corny, if they can overcome this so can you. IT’S TRUE.
5. Everyone deserves to feel good about themselves. Your physical and mental well being may still be a work in progress, that’s ok, you may love where you are at now, that’s ok too, there is absolutely nothing wrong with thinking your body is PERFECT regardless of what “they” say.
SO TODAY I ASK THAT WE ALL (FULLER FIGURED/ IN BETWEEN/ SKINNY) SHARE THIS PICTURE ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES IN SUPPORT OF BODY DIVERSITY. In acknowledging that 1. Sizeism in NOT ACCEPTABLE 2. Bodies of all shapes and sizes deserve to be celebrated.