So, I am pretty skinny, and I have been my whole life, with that being said I am still at times made to feel inadequate.
I have been scrolling through my dash for years seeing things about “real women have curves” or “only dogs like bones” or stuff like that, and then for the past couple of years I have seen tons and tons of body positivity and all I could think was, THANK GOODNESS. I hope all the women, of all shapes and colors and sizes are aware that no matter what you look like, you will at times feel like it’s not good enough, and that’s not how you should be feeling! You should love your body no matter what. Sure, the grass always seems greener, but it isn’t.
Anyhow, I wanted to tell you the ways in which I have been made to feel…not so good about my bod.
The number of times I have been asked if I want to, or if I plan on, getting a boob job, is absurd. I am well aware that I have small breasts, but they are perfect just how they are, and I have no intention of changing them.
Someone recently described my body as “heroine chic.” I’m sorry but telling me I look like I’m on heavy drugs, heavy drugs that have killed a total of four people from my graduating high school class…is not a compliment!!
Nothing at Forever 21 fits me. Small’s are too big and they don’t make extra smalls. I bought an XS dress from Bettie Page Clothing, and I was seriously swimming in it. It was enormous on me. An XS!
Almost every vintage dress I’ve bought in the past few years has had to be taken in, specifically at the bust.
People always tell me to eat more. All I do is eat. I eat healthy food because I have IBS and my body doesn’t take well to things like dairy, gluten, and excess refined sugar and salt. But I still eat all day, I never skip a meal. So please don’t tell me to eat more. I eat plenty.
Anyways, I love my bod. I like being petite, I like having small boobs, I like my butt, and I like being short. Sure, I wouldn’t miiiiind if my boobs were bigger, I wouldn’t miiiiind if my ribs were never showing, I wouldn’t miiiind if my legs were longer. But they’re not, and that’s okay. There’s no reason for me to feel inadequate.