Second most viewed post of the last year… worth repeating I think!
Do you find this topic surprising? Read on.
I come from a thin family; tall and thin. People would say I’m lucky, and I am, but it took me until my mid 20’s to believe it. Before that, if I could have changed anything about my physical appearance, I probably would have chosen to be fatter.
The world seems to assume that if a woman is thin, she has chosen it. While remarking on most women’s weight is a social taboo, thin women seem to be fair game.
What goes unnoticed is the emotional-verbal baggage that girls like myself have accrued.
I have never had an eating disorder, nor desired to be thin, but growing up, I received a multitude of personal barbs:
‘There’s nothing to you.’
‘You’re so scrawny.’
‘You’re a stick.’
‘I’d hate to be as thin as you.’
‘You’re so skinny…
View original post 99 more words