Georgia, 17, UK
Today my mum told me that I look anorexic. She said it was disgusting the way you can see my ribs and hip bones. Then she made comment about the fact the I used to wear size 12 clothes and now I’m a 6 (uk size).
It personally insulted me because I am finally at a healthy stage in my life. I’m proud of where I am at and she is just putting me down. Also, she is just another person amongst the rest who critique those who are slim.
At first being ‘fat’ was what you were made fun of but now it’s the ‘skinny’ people who are tormented.
What is so wrong with wanting to be healthy? What is so wrong with taking pride in your stature? Why can’t I wear a bikini without being told to eat? Why do I have to be called names because I don’t have excess flab?