By Lydia Grant
Today, I’ll be discussing a touchy subject for most girls: weight. I felt like this is something that needs to be addressed for once and for all.
Your size doesn’t matter! There are too many beautiful girls worried about if they’re a size two or 12. I mean, homecoming will be the death of me. I am, and have always been, a skinny girl. I’m almost 14 years old and can still shop in the children’s section.
I know, “Quit complaining about your high metabolism,” or “Ew, you are gross skinny.” The truth is, I have a serious stomach disorder I was born with. I can’t eat pizza, most sweets, or anything with high citrus. I would love to not sit at a birthday party starving while everyone eats. Then I see girls with lovely curves and great personalities worried about their size! I’ve jokingly said to many girls, “Hey, you want to switch bodies?!” Usually I get an enthusiastic, “YES!” in response. I’m here to say be happy that you can be big and beautiful! Be happy that you are you!
Society is in our heads.
Now, I’ve covered that heavier girls get insecure but so do many skinny girls. Take recent hits “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor and “Anaconda” by Nicki Minaj. Both encourage women to be heavier because it makes you more attractive. Now, both songs also shame women who are skinnier, saying we aren’t welcome (more Nicki Minaj than Meghan Trainor).
I think it’s hard for any girl seemingly “too skinny” nowadays. I’m healthy. So, why should I be shamed when I, as a young girl, am still becoming comfortable with who I am? I don’t need others criticism when I already have my own.
Can we take a throwback to Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful.” Christina tells us all we are all beautiful. Come on guys, can’t we have more magazines, TV commercials, etc. that tell us that no matter how different we are, we are beautiful! If girls and women could stop denying their insecurities and come together to change standards, everyone could feel beautiful.
In conclusion, take a moment to tell yourself you are pretty, and anyone who can’t see that is blinded by your beauty or is too dumb to see it yet. Boys, friends, relatives, it doesn’t matter if the important people in your life can’t see it. It just matters that you see it. The important people will accept you for who you are.
So, if that store doesn’t have your dress size, so what! Go somewhere else that does, dust it off because all insecurity is, is dirt.