Skinny shaming happens, and it hurts. Some may not equate it the same as fat shaming, but when one is made fun of or shunned because of one's body size, it's a form of shaming. The skinny shaming articles you will find here are personal stories and views of mine. The reality is that we all go through things in life. No matter how easy you may think someone's life is when it comes to body image, do know they also struggle.
***update Sept 1, 2021. I’ve wanted to dig deep into sharing about body image from the skinny perspective for some years. I start and stop. But after having a stroke on April 17, 2021, so much was put into perspective for me. One being my purpose. The other being that I gotta get over MY fear and allow God to use me to share my experiences and story to help others who may be struggling in areas of their life. So here I am…doing what I do. Connect with me at SybilJones.com as I focus on body image from the skinny perspective. WHY ARE YOU SO SKINNY? This is…
Hello Skinny Fit and FABulous Ladies! It’s so nice that us skinny girls finally have a voice through this beautiful lady, Sybil Jones! I am honored that she invited me to share my Skinny Fit and FABulous story with you all! Let me first start by saying, it has been a long journey for me and yes, the struggle is real. You see it all day long on T.V., social media, magazines and billboards. Weight loss! Weight loss! Weight loss! There must be over a million weight loss programs, companies, doctors, pills, gurus, etc, etc! But how often do you see anything for weight gain? It’s like we don’t even…
Why do people think it’s ok to make comments about a skinny person’s body or ask if we ever eat or “whisper” (cause we hear you) to your friend, “She needs to eat a burger or something!” Cause we ALL know if someone said, “YOU ARE A FAT ASS” all hell would break loose. And just so you know, we EAT and can probably eat you under the table. Being told to eat a burger is offensive. It is not taken as a compliment like so many people want to claim they mean.
Most people think of country folks eating lots of meat and potatoes for most meals. That is true to a degree. My family served bacon, eggs, gravy, and biscuits for breakfast. I had regular lunches as a child. You know the norm…peanut butter and jelly, ham sandwiches, the occasional fast food joint. Dinner we had tacos, steak, etc. Pinto beans, cornbread, and salmon patties were every Wednesday at my granny’s. Sundays we had the full spread of chicken, ham, greens, potatoes, etc. No matter what I ate or didn’t eat, I was a skinny kid. Growing up skinny wasn’t all rainbows and unicorns. It most certainly didn’t come without hurt feelings and…