Who Decided That Everyone Has To Be Skinny?


Is it the fashion industry, society or you? I have been labeled everything in the book, you name it I’ve been called it including the following:

I’ve been called overweight, fat, full figured, thick, obese, curvy, voluptuous and I’ve also been told I’m not fat and that I’m considered skinny. It’s so confusing and people talk about it all day every day. If you look up there’s a billboard telling you that thin is in. When you hear or see these things all your life it’s very hard to make a decision or a choice on your own when so many things are thrown at you and trying to sway your thoughts and opinions.

When I was 14 up until I was 21 I use to play the game and follow like a sheeple with diet pills, outrageous gym memberships, weight loss products like food, shakes etc. We all have at some point and time in our lives but I had to stop because I didn’t feel healthy being a size 6. Yes I got down to a size 6 and the outcome was worse than I expected. I was called even more names like your too thin, too sexy and you look unhealthy. How can you win?

All this negativity about being bigger is taking its toll on our youth and adults. Were even discriminated against within our curvy community. Will it ever stop? How do we stop it? We can take a stand and always show the world what were made of together and unite and not lose sight of what it’s really about. Who would ever think that the politics surrounding full figured women would be so negative. If you’re a size 6 up to a size 14 and 5’8’1/2 or taller than your considered a full figured model. Who decided that? I believe that women come in all shapes and sizes and all of us should be represented.

The fashion industry is taking it’s sweet time slowly introducing real full figured women because we are speaking up and fighting to be a part of a skinny world. What we don’t realize is that we are a part of this world and a greater part of it is full figured. These real women they use as models don’t make us feel any better because the image is unrealistic. It in fact makes us hate ourselves even more by lowering our standards and self esteem. WAKE UP PEOPLE! You can be full figured and healthy by loving yourself first, eating right and exercising. Surround yourself with people who support you and all your full figuredness. Don’t fall for the negativity and say something about it if you hear it or see it. Stand up for what you believe in even if it means standing alone.

We are beautiful and no one has the right to tell us were not, love those curves ladies because I do!

Michyl Collins enjoys blogging on topics close to the curvy lifestyle and has expanded her career by appearing on national TV, choreographing events, modeling in over 50 runway shows, magazine features and currently acts as COO for Plusforus.com.