When Did Thin Shaming Become an Okay Thing?

“You’re a vegetarian? No wonder you’re so skinny.”

(Well, I lost a few pounds when I quit eating meat, but I’ve always been thin. It’s kind of just the way my body is)

“Do you ever eat anything other than a salad?”

(Um. Yes. It’s just easy to pack for lunch…hence why I eat them a lot)

“Oh c’mon, like you really need to worry about packing the pounds on…”

(Maybe not, but I still like to eat healthy because it makes me feel better in general…and I prefer feeling better in general)

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Here, I give you a few of the comments I’ve received from my coworkers about my weight throughout the course of the summer. Kind of annoying, ay?

Yes, yes, very annoying.

I wrote this a long time ago and I write and blog completely different (and, quite frankly, better) now. That said, I think there are some worthy points in this post. Hence, the reblog.

Seriously. Thin shaming. Fat shaming. They’re both hurtful and they both do more harm than good. JUST STOP WITH THE BOTH!

It's a Britta Bottle!

Just to clarify, this was originally published on my first blog, “Letting the World Fall Into Place” on February 7, 2014, under the title “Let’s Talk About Body Image.” It’s a post I’ve always been extremely proud of…probably my strongest post from “Letting the World Fall Into Place,” and I kind of just want to get it out there again for a new audience;  I wouldn’t be publishing this again if it wasn’t something I felt strongly about. I changed the title to something I felt better represents my original goals with the post (because really, when did thin shaming become a thing? There are so many things wrong with it!) and I’ve made a few slight changes to the post itself; otherwise, it very closely resembles the original post from February. So, without further ado…

Today, this image showed up on my facebook newsfeed:

Now let me just say, I think…

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In Which I Shamelessly Plug a Post About Me on Someone Else’s Site

Look at me, I’m in the Spotlight!

Zoe Ambler has featured me on her blog and I’m honored and excited to take a seat in her spotlight chair this week. Check it out if you’re interested in finding out more about me and maybe stick around on the site to do some exploring if you aren’t already familiar with Zoe’s blog. 🙂

Bloodlettings Landing

Britta

The lovely Britta!

I’m met Britta right here on the lovely interwebs, just stumbling over one another’s blogs. She fun, upbeat and just cute as a button! She indulged me with a little about herself and answered my questions with gusto.

Don’t forget to gander over to her blog and check her out! Now, on with the show…

Let’s meet Britta…

Hi all, I’m Britta; I’m currently a college student in Minnesota and will be graduating with a double major in history and English in May. I have a fuzzy idea of what I want to do with my life (something with public history, I think) and am trying to take life one step at a time. I would love to be a published author one day, too, but not now…one step at a time, remember? 🙂 I started blogging in September of 2013 and joined WordPress in May of…

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