Well THIS was not the page to have a discussion over it because instead a surplus of comments on her appearance and health became the focus of the post and let me tell you, it was horrid!
Commentors went to express concern on how could someone "do that to their body". The "how can someone embrace an unhealthy lifestyle"? and my personal favourite the horror in calling a bigger woman beautiful.
Before I continue et me tell you a little bit more about this amazing woman, Whitney Way Thore.
|Credit: www.nobodyshame.com website|
Thore started the No Body Shame Campaign. It began with the YouTube video and it has become a movement to fight body shaming and to rise above the negativity.
What I love about the Facebook page is that although most of the things they write about and post are your generic fitness, perfection based models and ideas. They do post amazing and inspiring articles of people who never quit and are motivational.
And that was the point of the post. For someone like myself, I constantly search for something to motivate me and Thore is motivational. She did something that MOST wouldn't think of doing let along post it online. She reminds me that even though I'm not a size zero I can still enjoy taking a dance class, run a marathon, take family photos and enjoy living my life instead of hiding from the world as if I'm not worthy of the experiences.
|Here I am! Nothing stoping me!|
The idea of coming out of the shadows is a hard one for me. Especially with the stereotypes we hear of military spouses who are not of the perfect image. In fact, I almost gave up blogging because of it. I was scared of what others had to say and is that really way to live?
For the commentors who only saw her physique, you completely missed the point of the post and let me say it's sad that all you are seeing is "the embracing of an unhealthy lifestyle" instead of the true statement of self-love.
If anyone can get someone like me to let my inhibitions down and dance, has to be called motivational.