But as the week has gone by, the doctor’s comments, and perception that because she was a size 14 she had the right to say these things has really gotten under my skin. So I tried to find it again to comment on her post. I Googled it, I was blown away by just how many blog posts are out there nay-saying the body positive movement. Why?
What’s wrong with a chubby, cuvey, heavy, obese, large, fat chick looking in the mirror and saying “GD, I look smokin’ hot today”? Should she be required to add, ‘despite my diabetes and high blood pressure’? Then would it be okay to be pretty? Again, why?
We don’t tell dare-devils they are not worthy of being called attractive because they endanger their health. Athletes who don’t use proper safety equipment, are they ugly? Nor do we say it to ballerina’s who starve them-selves. Oh, I’m sorry, am I making generalizations? Well, not all fat people have health related issues either. Yes, by being overweight I am putting myself at risk. So what? What does that have to do with liking myself? The rest of the world has bad habits, yet they are not forbidden from calling themselves beautiful. It is time the nay-sayers separate the two issues.
The world is a buzz with "Stop the Bullying Campaigns". What they don't understand is this, right here is where change must begin. Maybe, just maybe a young lady who is overweight, might go out for gymnastics and get her body moving if she didn’t have to fear persecution. Ya, I know it’s a strong word. But people need to realize all the hatred and bulling doesn't stop in the classroom. And it won’t ever stop until the professionals in this world, aka size 14 Doctors with low self-esteem, stop making excuses for hateful behavior under certain conditions. No! There are no conditions when it is okay to tell someone they are not worthy of being called beautiful. Never, never, never. And that includes you Doctor. Be bold, stand up and say I am a size 14 AND I am GD sexy!
The message is not “it’s cool to be obese and have health issues”. The message is “It’s cool to love yourself regardless of your size and health issues”.