By Kirstie, a Foundation Volunteer.
Why do we live in a world where we contemplate which is the right way to have a body? What is the right body supposed to look like?
When I was in the midst of treatment for my eating disorder, one of my counselors told me that 2% of Victoria’s Secret models actually look like Victoria’s Secret Models. When I heard this, I was shocked.
We live in a world where we let the media sum every little thing up for us.
Body. Weight. Clothing. Hair. Status. Even happiness.
Personally, I don’t like being controlled – being controlled makes you feel like a puppet. You don’t have any say in anything and when you do say something you get ignored or rejected.
Today is love your body Thursday and I am here to celebrate loving our bodies because having a specific body size or shape does not guarantee total happiness.
A person’s body weight or shape is not limiting, anyBODY can dance, sing, sleep, laugh, cook, have fun, be loved, and be happy.
I learned over the course of recovery that as long as you are healthy and happy you are ok and that is all that matters! You may not like some parts of your body but you have to learn to accept that, this is how you are supposed to look to be healthy.
There is no right or wrong way to have a body.
If you look at every single person in this world, you will find that everyone has differences in body appearance and that is the way it is supposed to be.
Recognize that, because you are a one of a kind art piece. No one can get a copy and even if they did, it wouldn’t be as good as the original.