Hello everyone and welcome back to Lets Talk, Cas!
I want to talk about Body Positivity. It got raised to my attention, initially by a video Shari put on Facebook of herself talking about it – which can now be seen on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/lllranting/
So, we have been taught, as a society, that the worst thing you can be in life is Fat/Overweight/Obese – whatever you want to call it.
Apparently Body Positivity is singularly about something they can help – However, people don’t think about the genetics of people, or because of diseases or disorders that some people have to cope with that has made them the way they are.
An example of this is myself, I have bad genetics that have made me the way I am. I have a slow metabolism and a possibility that I have a low-acting thyroid, which stops people from losing weight.
Some people, who struggle with Diabetes or due to medication that makes people put weight on.
People fat shame, skinny shame, they shame anyone who isn’t a ‘normal size, which to be honest – they’re not always healthy.
People assume that just because we’re fat or skinny or whatever we look like – they assume we’re overeating, starving ourselves or self harming or whatever.
I am fat – I hate my body as well as hating myself and how people look at me. But the reality is – I work out for 30 minutes per day, baring in mind that I work, I am a college student and I monitor my disabled father. I exercise 30 minutes a day, which is just pure exercise compared to the extra walking and running I do around my large college. I eat small portions and have suffered with Bulimia.
People usually think that I have an eating issue because I’m big… Actually, I hate food and I avoid eating it when I can.
Because of my weight I have been tormented and I was made to feel embarrassed and wrong and because of that, I now have Anxiety and Depression issues.
I attempted suicide on several occasions because of these people bullying me and I have got a lot of things in common with Shari because we both went through and continue to go through the Anxiety and the pain.
Just because you attempt and assume that you’re funny – bullying people because they’re fat.
When we live in a society that being too fat or too skinny is the worst thing you can be compared to being a rapist, murderer or a thief, a cheat or a domestic abuser.
We need to make people accept and respect each other, no matter their size or shape, no matter what someone’s scars or skin colour is. No matter the religion or the sexuality or the gender of someone – EVERYONE should be respected and be allowed to be themselves as well as people should stop thinking they know every illness or how a healthy lifestyle should be. Some of us have a ‘healthy lifestyle’. But for some of us, it just doesn’t work and your harsh words can make someone commit suicide, which in my book makes you a murderer – that death is your fault.
I’m sorry about the rant but I had to get it off my chest, maybe Shari and I will talk about it more on BrainBox at some point.
Have a great day everyone!
Castiel Gutierrez ❤