I am sick and tired of seeing pictures like this floating around on the internet, as a form of affirmation to the "curvy" community.
I was under the impression that we are not to make ourselves feel better by tearing others down. Leave the childish comparison out of it. Society is parading itself as "anti bullying" when in reality, it picks and chooses who it wants to protect and who doesn't need it. I remember thinking in Jr. and Sr. High that there is all this 'support' and 'affirmation' for the girls who don't have the figure that you see in a magazine, but for those of us that do, life ain't any easier. Kids would come up behind me and pull my shirt tight against my body and say, "oh no... Gina disappeared!" and laugh. Compete strangers would ask me if I was aneorexic. People are constantly telling me that they want to "feed" me. One of these days, I'm gonna respond with, "why don't you feed me your food and eventually we'll balance out." I've been called bony, skinny, twig, anorexic, sickly, and many more hurtful things. The people that say that they only wish they had a figure like mine don't fully understand what they're wishing for. I learned that regardless of how pretty you are, skinny you are, smart you are, witty you are or kind you are, it will never offer you acceptance. Acceptance is something only you can offer yourself, through a healthy identity in Christ. My maker accepts me and loves me. Any I'll only find true acceptance through people who look at me through the eyes of Jesus. People who see WHO I am rather than WHAT I am. So I propose that if we truly wanna see positive change in the beauty industry and in the self image of our teens, we stop focusing on hilighting the "average" woman and start focusing on the "individual" woman. I am not average. My body type is in the minority. But I'm just as much of an individual as the curvy girl. Stop making this point. You are only adding to the poor body image problem. You are not fixing it.
I created my very own meme.
Now go be nice to eachother.
~From my couch to your home~