Friday, September 30, 2011

Dare to take up space.....


When I first saw this picture on tumblr, I was intrigued. I knew I just had to write something about it. Growing up, even though i was always bigger, I was taught that being fat was Bad, that it was wrong... but why exactly? I don't know. For me, it didn't really make sense, up to now, I still don't get why there is so much dislike towards fat people, and this picture sparked something in me...

People's main reason for not liking fat is because they claim it's unhealthy.... but so is smoking, and drinking, and having unprotected sex - but people who do the last 3 things i mentioned, are not as disliked as fat people are. In fact, if u ask me, they are more dangerous than fat people. How many diseases are spread through unprotected sex? How many people are killed from someone's drunken driving? How many people die from lung cancer and how many are affected by second-hand smoke? And yet, it's the fat people, walking around minding their own business and just being fat, that get all the hate....

Another thing that seriously bothers me is the way that everyone turns into a concerned nutritionist or doctor whenever a fat person is around. All of a sudden, everyone is worried about how my size is going to kill me early, and hinting that it would be a good idea for me to lose weight and asking me to imagine how much happier I would be if i was skinnier.... I just have one question for these people.. Where your PhD in Fat studies at????  And if you actually had a PhD, you would know that not every fat person became fat from sitting in front of the TV and eating every single thing in sight. Trust me, I know what I'm talking about, I've been fat ALL MY LIFE. In high school, i was at boarding school, and the school put me on a diet. they watched what I ate and I didn't really eat a lot. And I played a lot of sports, i was on the athletics team (vice captain), iI was on the volleyball team and on the basketball team. You wanna know how much weight i lost in 3 months???? 2kilos.....

Furthermore, there are plenty skinny people who live way more unhealthier lives that me, but they still remain small. As unfair as this is, it's the truth... So fat does not always equal unhealthy. I know plenty big people who work out and eat healthy but they still remain big.... So, in short, the argument used by people to justify their ill-treatment of fat people is INVALID.

Seeing as there are no other "valid" reasons, it brings me to the conclusion that our only crime is indeed taking up too much space on this earth. So, in short, the problem isn't really with us, but with people's opinion of us.... and we shouldn't be bothered with what people think of us. We live for ourselves, not for other people.... Ladies, don't ever let someone tell you that there is something wrong with you just because you are fat. Don't ever be made to feel that you have committed a sin against nature because you are bigger than the next girl.... Being fat isn't a crime!!!!!

I just want to add that if you do want to lose weight, there is nothing wrong with that either.... as long as you are doing it for the right reasons and in the right way. Using unhealthy, drastic measures to lose weight is no better than being unhealthy, so you are not helping yourself. And if you are trying to lose weight and it's not happening the way you want, don't be devastated.... as one as you are living healthy, you good...

So ladies, love yourselves, love your bodies and go out into the world and continue to take up space with confidence!!!!

Succulent 1


  1. love this Becky :*

  2. Thanks Lia!!!!! Glad u like it :-)

  3. feeling a bit low right now but this just made me one truly understands but u seem to get it!and its jus amazin knowing that someone actually gets it!i love love this becks!