Yesterday, I saw a post that really hurt me, more than you could imagine. Not just for me, but for girls and young women that struggle everyday to find ways to love themselves, just because they're a little bigger. It mentioned that some clothes that are made should not be made for bigger people, because it's "disgusting" and fat people are "ugly." Let me tell you why that's bullshit.
Because you're beautiful. You're beautiful if you're skinny. You're beautiful if you're big. You're beautiful despite your flaws, despite your insecurities, despite the whispers that you hear in your head that tell you every day that you're not. Let me say it again, just to make myself clear. You're beautiful.
Why? Because size does not make you beautiful. Your heart that spreads constant kindness makes you beautiful. Your mind that allows you to think outside of the box and change the world makes you beautiful. Your smile that shins and radiates and makes other people happy makes you beautiful. And despite the people that tell you there isn't beauty because of your "fat" or your "boniness," there is beauty. Despite your constant self doubt, self ridicule, self hatred, there is beauty. You may not see it now, so I will scream it for you. I will scream at the top of my lungs to remind you that you radiate everyday. I will long alongside you and be your reminder every day that you are beautiful until you are able to remember it yourself.
So, here's to you. The people struggling everyday to love themselves. You are beautiful, no matter your size. Love yourself. Love yourself fully clothes, love yourself naked. Your body is a temple, treat it as such. Wear the crop top, wear the swim suit, wear the shorts. Your beauty will not go unnoticed, I promise. And if you ever feel down, there are constant people that are here to pull you up, because you deserve to love yourself.