I just saw this video by Trisha where she talks about body shaming and how from the age of 8 kids used to call her fat, ugly and disgusting and I am crying so hard right now because it started when I was 8 too.
And then for 7 years of my life I had to part myself between school and having perfect grades to dancing class and swimming classes so that I could be thin. At fucking 8 years old I started to worry about how to lose weight so that people won’t judge me. A child that small should NOT worry about their body, they should be happy and living their lives not living a hell like I did. I got skinnier but they still called me names so I just gave up. Dancing was my passion but seeing how no matter how thin or how many shows I had or awards won, kids in my school would still avoid me and call me fat and ugly all the time, made me stop doing anything.
Then I got back to my big self and those 4 years of highschool were A NIGHTMARE, I am in a very good place mentally right now but looking back at how I was treated back then, I am surprised I didn’t kill myself and stop it all.
SO NEVER EVER IN YOUR LIVES CALL SOMEONE, ESPECIALLY A CHILD FAT AND DISGUSTING. They will live with it for the rest of their lives and it will hunt them forever. Your 5 seconds of fun and jokes are the equivalent of a lifetime dealing with insecurities, trust issues and eating disorders for the person they are making fun of.