say-no-to-size-zero

Say No To Size Zero

“Some women were born to be a size zero, some were not. Everyone’s body image issues are real to them. Don’t spread hate - spread empowerment. I will never be a size zero…and I should not try to be. I only strive for HEALTH and WELLNESS not a NUMBER.”

Best campaign I’ve seen in a long time. She’s a size 12 and absolutely gorgeous. This is for all those girls out there, like myself, that have accepted we will never be the illusive size 0 because God never meant for us to be. He only ever meant for us to be healthy and strong and to love ourselves in our own unique beauty.

Stay strong. Stay beautiful.

To me, it’s completely uninspiring and yet another way for the media to capitalize on dividing women based on their body shape. I like exercise, but do I look like the bodies I see in those images? No. I’m guessing that unless you’re a fitness model it’s highly unlikely that you look like that either and the caption “Strong Is The New Skinny” does nothing for me. It appears to be another way of telling women that if you haven’t got a washboard stomach you’re a failure. I don’t buy it.
—  Laurie Sanders on fitspiration, “Say No To the Say No To Size Zero Campaign” @hellogiggles

This is where the “Say No to Size Zero” thing started. I don’t even know what to say. I get what she’s trying to do, but at the same time it’s kind of like someone having a bitch fit. Don’t deny people work, maybe ask for a level playing field. I could just as easily say “Say no to size ## and those with a BMI above a ##.# because it’s unhealthy and we shouldn’t promote that.” There would be a shit ton of backlash.

Also, having a BMI below 18.3 doesn’t make you unhealthy. Mine usually hovers around 17, but I eat healthily. I guess I should implode then since I am a paradox.

Anyways, thoughts on this specifically?

Beautiful is She

They say,
“Beautiful is she,
Who wears jeans size
Zero.”
I say,
“Beautiful is she,
Who wears no pants
At all”

They say,
“Beautiful is she,
Who cakes on makeup
To cover her
Imperfections.”
I say,
“Beautiful is she,
Who is confident
With her freckles,
crevices,
And creases.”

They say,
“Beautiful is she,
Who’s body represents
A thin,
hourglass figure.”
I say,
“Beautiful is she,
Who’s body is
A masterpiece.
A painting that took ages
To create.
Where every scar,
Curve,
Bruise,
Bump,
And
Gap
Has a story.”

They say,
“Beautiful is she,
Who can meet
Our expectations.”
I say,
“Beautiful is she,
Who can smile
Even when the day
Is bad.”

“You are beautiful.”
“You are beautiful.”

i’m sorry i’m just really frustrated with the whole ‘zero is not a size’ because i’m a size zero and that campaign is essentially saying i don’t exist

i get what the campaign is actually trying to do, but skinny shaming is an actual thing and can be just as harmful as fat shaming