I’ve always been skinny. And people around me have always had a hard time accepting it. I’ve heard it all: walking skeleton, toothpick, chicken legs, and walking stick.
In high school, classmates bullied me because of my petite appearance. While all the girls had pretty curves, I felt like I had the body of a 10-year-old boy. I became afraid to go to school, afraid for the comments and looks, so I started to wear lots of layers and wide clothes to hide my body.
I tried to gain weight. I first started eating a lot - 5 meals a day- and when that didn’t work, I tried to gain weight in unhealthy ways. I remember eating scoops of pure butter,drinking glasses of oilmix, and eating late at night on purpose: just to gain a few pounds. I never did.
That’s a long time ago, and it makes me sad to look back at the insecure girl I was then. I no longer feel insecure about my body, in fact - I'm proud of my natural beauty. I sometimes still find myself in situations where others judge my thin appearance. But now, I know those comments reflect on the criticizer's self esteem, not on the beauty of my body.
I've created this website for every naturally thin person out there who ever had to deal with criticism and feeling unaccepted. It's about time you hear the truth: You are beautiful the way you are!
After all, don't they say beauty comes in ALL sizes?