This is actual footage of me walking away from toxic diet culture.
Walking away from anything and anyone that tries to tell us our worth is based on the size of our body, or the absence of skin folds. I am done with anything that tells us that weight gain is the absolute worst thing you can do. Unless our appearance obsessed culture has deemed you "too skinny" in which case you will be told to "eat a cheeseburger" or other fucked up comments. This includes walking away from that voice in my own head. That voice that has been fed bullshit since I was a little girl, that "slim is best".
Walking away from thoughts that I should feel shame while wearing a bathing suit, and splashing in the waves with my beautiful boys because I've gained a few pounds. And as I age my body isn't "perky" the way it was when I was 20 years old.
Walking away from the idea that any of our bodies are more worthy than others. Health and beauty truly comes in all shapes and sizes.
I can only image the marginalization some individuals in our culture feel. As I am well aware that I fit into the "box", being an able-bodied, white female with a naturally petite body type. And yet still, made to feel at war with my body. So fuck that war, it's taken far too much of my time and energy. Far too much of all of our time and energy.
So here I am loving my skin suit, encouraging you to do the same.