Страдавшая от анорексии британка похвасталась целлюлитом (1)
Жительница британского графства Эссекс, излечившаяся от анорексии, опубликовала на своей странице в социальной сети Instagram снимки в нижнем белье. Об этом пишет в понедельник, 14 ноября, Daily Mail.
23-летняя Меган Джейн Крэбб (Megan Jayne Crabbe) загрузила снимок, на котором сравнила свой внешний вид в двух разных позах. На одном из фото ее складки на животе очевидны, а также девушка не нанесла на лицо макияж. «По-моему одна из этих фотографий красивее. Но я не о той, о которой вы думаете», — указала она в подписи к кадру.
I think that one of these pictures is more beautiful than the other. But it's not the one you think. One would be called curvy, the other fat. One looks like a 'before', the other looks like an 'after'. One will inspire people to tell me that I'm unhealthy, unworthy, unlovable. The other will be praised, admired, desired. And even though I've spent my life believing that the version of me on the left is more valuable than the version on the right, I've changed my mind now. I think it's more beautiful just to be yourself. Because the picture on the left was taken with all the pressures of what a 'perfect' body should look like in mind. The body is posed. The face is polished. The angle is unnatural. And while both these pictures are me, I don't see myself in the picture on the left. I see everything our culture wants me to be. And I still don't quite measure up. In the picture on the right, I am relaxed. I am content. I am celebrating all the parts of myself I've been taught to be ashamed of for my whole life. The rolls on my stomach, the cellulite dotting my thighs, my face bare and my mind free from what anybody else wants me to be. And that freedom is beautiful. More beautiful than a perfect pose or a flattering angle could ever be. It's the kind of beauty that's in us all, exactly as we are. If only we could learn how to see ourselves clearly.
«На снимке справа я расслаблена и спокойна. Довольна своим телом и каждой его частью. Хотя меня всю жизнь учили стыдиться его», — написала Крэбб. Фотографии во время болезни она также продемонстрировала в Instagram. Теперь девушка с гордостью загружает снимки, демонстрируя свое тело. Британка старается вдохновить подписчиков на избавление от комплексов.
I get asked a lot what the one message I want to send to people everywhere who hate their bodies is. The answer is that I want them to know that this isn't their fault. How you feel about your body isn't your fault. You didn't ask to live in a world that profits from our insecurities. You didn't sign up to seeing thousands of images everyday of photoshopped, unattainable bodies that make your own seem so flawed. You didn't request to be bombarded with diet culture and fatphobia as soon as you were old enough to take in the world. You had no idea that our culture would make you feel so worthless for nothing more than how your body looks. You do not hold the blame for your body image issues. This is bigger than you, this is bigger than all of us. These aren't ideas that you made up yourself and decided to torment yourself with. How you feel is how you've been taught to feel. You are not the problem, the way our culture treats bodies is the problem. So please, you have to stop blaming yourself. Once you do that, then we can really get to work dismantling the bullshit, and getting you the self love you've always deserved. None of it is your fault, my love.
Why do we keep believing that the natural shapes our bodies make are wrong? Who convinced us that only certain positions are beautiful, that only the most perfect pose is worthy of being seen? When are we going to realise that 'flattering' is a lie designed to keep us self conscious, and small, and pre-occupied with every move our bodies make? Fuck flattering. You are beautiful and valuable from every angle, in every pose, with every 'flaw' on show. The way your thighs expand when you sit, the way your belly rolls when you bend, the way your back folds when you turn, they are parts of you, natural, normal parts that you don't have to spend your life hiding. Rejoice in the roll! Celebrate the cellulite! Embrace the squish! Let's show the world that we are wonderful and worthy, in all of our shapes.
За обновлениями на странице Крэбб в Instagram следят более 318 тысяч человек.
В октябре стало известно, что жительница Торонто (Канада) объединила пользователей социальной сети Instagram с помощью хештега #cellulitesaturday (#целлюлитсубботы). В сети появилось около 100 фотографий, на которых женщины демонстрируют изъяны своей кожи. Первой стала загружать подобные фотографии блогер Кензи Бренна, призывающая женщин не стесняться своего тела.
Do you wanna know the truth about gaining weight? Because I've done a whole lot of it. I used to believe that my life would end over a couple of extra pounds on the scale. I used to believe that losing weight was the most important thing in the world. I used to believe that there was no such thing as going too far, getting too thin, losing too much. Then I nearly lost my life. There were only two options left: gain weight, or die. So I gained weight. More and more. Anorexia morphed into binge eating disorder and within a year I'd gone from 65lbs lying on my death bed to 180lbs, right back to self loathing and wanting to lose weight more than anything in the world. I lost and gained hundreds of pounds over the years. I'd clawed my way back from the edge and still I believed that happiness could be found in the dropping numbers on a bathroom scale. Until I realised that no weight loss had ever made me happy. No amount of disappeared pounds had made me stop hating my body. And chasing thinness had made me lose much more than weight - I'd lost myself. Now I know that no matter how much extra jiggle might come along, nothing important about me will have changed. I'll still have the same heart, the same mind, the same passion, the same love. The scale will never be able to tell me anything about myself that truly matters. It doesn't have the power to define me - only I do. And I refuse to keep chasing that empty promise of happiness granted through restriction and self hatred. I'll take my happiness right now. We are all so worthy of it, exactly as we are. Don't be afraid of gaining weight, my love. There's a whole life for you to gain when you stop letting those numbers dictate your worth.