(I want to remain as anonymous as possible, which is why I’m using my backup email for this and using a fake name, Matt.)
So I’m Matt, I’m 19 years old, and I’m from British Columbia. Basically what I want to talk about is bullying and body image.
In high school I got bullied a lot for my weight and size. I’m also REALLY freakin tall, 6’7” in fact. I got picked on and whatnot by everyone, but I don’t want to focus on the negatives. I want people to know that your size is YOUR business, which also means that it is NOBODY ELSE’S (except maybe your doctor).
You can’t say “I called this person fat because I’m concerned for their health” because YOU DON’T KNOW what their health is like. Yeah, I’ve got a bit of a gut, but I could always still function the same as anyone else, and more importantly, my doctors have always told me I’m just fine. Whenever someone calls me fat, I just say to them “I’m good enough for myself. I’m sorry if I don’t meet your standards” (sarcastically of course).
A question you might have is “why is he naked?” Well, I see nudity on this blog, so I’m not concerned about breaking any rules. Also, a great thing for someone to do to respect their body image more is think of people naked. Seriously. Nobody’s perfect, and you need to understand that even if there is that one person who everyone likes, they’ve got the same parts as you. Maybe they have scars, maybe they have stretch marks, maybe they have birth marks. Whatever the case, it’s easy to find comfort in the fact that nobody’s perfect.
Also, if you’re offended by the human body, you probably shouldn’t be following this blog.
BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!