I remember in 7th grade when a guy in my class said I had chubby arms. I remember the guy who said I have "nice boobs but I should workout more". I remember my gym teacher saying we should never have burgers because we'll gain body fat.
Today I went for a swim (in September??!) and I thought about how crazy it is that these words that were said to me 6 years ago still show up in my head every now and then. One of my main complexes has always been my arms and it makes me so mad that one teenager-boy's words destroyed my confidence so I ended up thinking I had fat arms for several years?!
I felt all this very strongly today when I, as many times before, got a proposal from a model agency, saying that they'd love to work with me, but were only interested in my face since my body was both "too short" and didn't "fit their normal measurements".
Well happy to tell you, it's n o t y o u r b o d y. All of you who've told anyone they're too fat, too short, have "chubby arms", "too big thighs" or whatever - don't comment on someone's body that isn't yours. I'm so sick and tired of seeing people feeling bad about themselves because of how society tells them they should look. And we have to remember that we are the society, so we need to think about how we can lift each other up & boost every single body type and beautiful mind.