Love Your Body

We’ve all been judged by society. I was too fat. Now, I’m too skinny. I’m scrawny. I have acne. I’m flat chested. I’m not curvy enough. I’m too short. I’m too tall. Take off those heels, girl. You will make the men feel insecure about his height. Wear bloomers. They’ll hide the actual size of your stomach. You wear too much makeup. You don’t wear enough makeup. EW! Have you seen that girls nose? It’s HUGE and POINTED! That guy is way too skinny for me. Oh my gosh! His beer gut is disgusting! Keep walkin’ fatty. I ain’t interested.

We’ve all heard it. We’ve all said it. It’s time we all just QUIT IT. Physical attractiveness is an important staple in American society. It’s TOO important. When a woman or man feels the need to starve his/herself or binge and purge, they’re doing it because they aren’t satisfied with how they look. Most of the time, they’ve been raised into thinking they aren’t good enough.

I have heard countless times in my life that I weighed to much. I needed to go run. I needed to stop eating as much, because I was getting stretch marks. When I finally lost the weight, I was told I was too skinny. I need to stop working out so much. I need to eat more. I don’t care if you say, “I don’t care what people think! blah blah blah!” YES YOU DO! Quit lying to yourself.

I know and love way too many people who have had eating disorders. I’m tired of it. There’s a need for change in America. We have turned into self-absorbed a**holes. So, in honor of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, I’m making a statement. I’m done with allowing others to make me feel inferior because of the way I look. And I’m vowing to stop judging others on the same basis.

NEDA

— Katie

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