"Girls are raised in a society where flattering clothing means clothing that makes you look skinnier. Where fat is an insult more often than a noun and not just a physical description but a reflection of personality. Where “you look healthy” is what you say when a girl gains weight, but “you look good” is what you say when a girl loses weight. Girls are raised in a society that teaches them it is their own responsibility to be as small as possible because they do not deserve to take up space."
I need feminism because;
I shouldn’t feel the need to apologise every time I don’t want sex.
But then more often than not I comply anyway, to avoid conflict.
I always find myself smiling when I see natural body types, not models just regular girls. I love seeing regular girls bellies because I feel so inadequate about mine. I complain there’s not enough images like it about, whilst I sit with my belly. So I am being very brave and making one of those posts. I have a normal belly, not toned, just the body that keeps me alive. I am a size 14. I think its important for girls to see more regular bodies. Most people are not toned, or lucky enough to be super skinny, but the majority of us girls spend our life being upset for having a natural body. My belly is bigger at the bottom, and isn’t flat, but you know what that’s ok. Being regular isn’t ugly, at the end of it all I remind myself, its just a belly, and it does its job very well.
What a cute belly! This has made me feel better about life in general today :)