Monday, 18 January 2016

Let's Play The Body Image Blame Game

Here's something I say a lot:

This is not your fault

I say it almost daily to people in recovery, people battling self hatred, people who just can't find a way to embrace body positivity and leave those demons behind. To a lot of people it sounds like a cliche, something we say to make people feel less guilty, even when it's not completely true. But that's not why I say it. I say it because it's a fact. It is not your fault that you see your body as not good enough, you haven't created those feelings by yourself, you've been taught them.