; “you’re _”
I have heard this sentence repeatedly, possibly since I was three when I signed up for ballet class.
Sometimes, I resent my physical self. “Why can’t I be skinny like every other girl?”, was a question that stuck to my mind, even till now, if I’m going to be honest about this. On some days, when I am undeniably positive, I would tell myself, “Get your lazy ass out of bed and do some exercise.” Unfortunately, I didn’t have the willpower to tell myself that everyday. Hence, my weight fluctuates undesirably.
Every year on my birthday, I would wish for the same thing. One, good grades for the next year. Two, a slimmer body. But of course, I knew, that those things will not happen with a snap of my fingers. And over the years, I grew accustomed to those comments. So much that I would say it before they do, hoping that I would feel less hurt. But I didn’t.
Today, my junior wrote about body shaming on instagram, and I was incredibly touched. In this society where the majority ridicules the plus sized, there are actually people out there standing up for the not-so-skinny without hesitation. Yes, I am aware that she isn’t the first. But, it is easy to forget all the positive notions to change the world’s view on these issues and focus on the negativity.
So I guess I’ll choose to tell myself, “You’re alright.”
Let me know if someone has told you “you’re _”!