Does Body Confidence Reflect Inner Confidence

Written by on October 24, 2021

If you’re fat you don’t have to hate yourself.

Many young people have been bullied due to the size and shape of their body, leaving their self esteem very bruised. We are in an era where we are faced with the reality that people do not want to be boxed into an ideology of what society deems acceptable. People are looking outside of the box for acceptance of concepts such as body neutrality, fat acceptance and body respect, which allows women to make peace with their horrible past and live confidently in the present.

In today’s society all body types should be accepted, but many say that the ideology been pushed back to allow space for a more acceptable ideology, such as the plus size hourglass figure, max size 16.

Since starting her career in the entertainment industry Lizzo has always advocated for “fat acceptance” and shows a very strong, resilient exterior, but the question is are we struggling on the inside whilst we show a fierce exterior?

 

Speaking with a body acceptance lobbyist she says “I am a size 20 not out of choice, medical reasons made me this way. When people see me they just see a fat overweight person, who’s lazy and never exercises. This has caused me massive mental strain which lead to depression and anxiety because no one understood or care to know ‘why?’. I would like people to stop judging.”

The statistic found that people who were obese had a 55% increased risk of developing depression over time.
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