Even as a child, I wondered if the judgments people held about their own bodies was telling of how they saw my body. Remembering all the ways that years of diet talk made me think and feel dissatisfied about my own body, I knew it was time for me to set some boundaries.
Category: Body Positivity
What I didn’t realize then – and understand better now – is that when fat shaming my own body, and my body is smaller than someone else’s, I’m also shaming their body, even if that’s not my intention. Impact of actions almost always trumps intent.
“The fact that nobody looked like me became my strength.” The powerful words by the Body Confidence Canada Award recipient Abby Green resonated, vibrating deep in my chest. As a fat woman for most of my adult life, the media messages and visuals that I was constantly bombarded with did not include fat women –