Maya talked about glorifying curvy body types, a very valid point, especially in recent body positivity movements. However, because I personally have a completely different body type to Maya, I have a different view on this. Although I think everybody should be glorified whatever, I'm going to talk about glorifying skinny people.
I've mentioned before, back in primary, I was on the bigger side of the class size average. All the girls in my class were dance girls, and athletic girls from the age of four or whatever. I myself didn't start playing badminton until I was 8, and because my friends were there, I didn't actually start getting that much exercise from it until a few years ago.
To me, skinny girls were everywhere, and they were the good things. As I mentioned the other week, body negativity never seriously hit me until I was 11 or so, yet I still knew something about it. In primary, they were sure to tell you that magazine pictures are airbrushed, but in a spur of the moment negativity, you can forget that.
Honestly, society's a bitch, and a contagious one at that. If it weren't for the media showing off skinny bodies as the models for everything, we wouldn't be thinking that skinny is best, and we wouldn't be putting those thoughts into our everyday.
Another thing that annoys me is clothes sizing. I personally love shopping at TK Maxx, but it annoys me so much that my size (14, UK sizes) is labelled a large. Because I'm tall and *shock horror* have a bit of fat on my chest, I'm labelled a large.
It also ticks me off that there have to be specific clothing lines for different body types, like plus sizes and petite. It doesn't annoy me that they exist, it annoys me that mainstream clothing brands feel they can't just make a larger range of sizes rather than having specific clothing ranges. What is the actual point?
I don't know about you, but topics like these really get me riled. I'd like to just say, I may not have met you, but through correspondence through my blog, I respect you, and that isn't going to change if I ever meet you, no matter your body.
Your body, big, small, wide, slim, tall or short, it's gorgeous on you, and you make it gorgeous.