Skinny Shaming Is A Real Thing

Let's get real today, many people seem to think that skinny shaming is acceptable. Suggesting certain women really need to get a pizza or a burger and eat the whole thing it is an unacceptable joke. People only hear about fat shaming but skinny shaming is a real problem too.

Body shaming
NounThe action or practice of humiliating someone by making mocking or critical comments about their body shape or size.

Don't get me wrong, I have had positive comments like I can pull of anything because I am skinny, that I could be a model and I have had girls tell me that they would kill to have my body however I have been asked how sad it is not having a big ass, I have been told that the wind will blow me away and that men do not want bones, they want curves (especially from the African community). Bones, too skinny, toothpick are just a few of the names I've been called over the years. Instead of being greeted with a typical "Hey, how are you" you often hear "you are…


All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.

Courage is a virtue of which we all should attain. The fact that many of us fear the unknown stops us from fulfilling our destiny and actually living out our full potential. 

Fear is nothing but an illusion which the mind creates to keep us from what we know nothing about. We tend to question “What if I don’t get the job”, “What if I am not qualified enough”, “What if I fail”, “What if this and that”, “If it happens”, “If I get married”, “If the contract goes through”
We often have so many “if” but too few “when”! We today, barely have any confidence in ourselves. We barely have any courage to reach out for what we desire, often because we do not want to seem as if we are the odd ones out. We keep the status quo so as not to break the cycle, for example in our families, in our friendship circles and so on. Some of us have the potential to do extraordinary things yet we push limit ourselves. 

The phrase “enemy of progress” is occasionally used to refer to people who are blocks towards our success, but have you ever thought of yourself as your own enemy of progress? The fear you let grow in you, the constant doubt on whether or not you can achieve something or if you’re good enough is the biggest limitation to your own progress. Notice this, one can easily ignore the impact from the outside world, but never from inside yourself so what matters the most is what you build on the inside. 

Courage is the first step, dare to be courageous enough to speak to your inner self and remind yourself that you are good enough, you can do it and nothing and nobody can stop you, not even yourself! Dare to step up to your own mind and watch it change the rest of you. 

Dare to be courageous enough to step out of your comfort zone and reach out for that which you desire yet seem so hesitant about! Dare to be courageous enough to block out any form of doubt in you. Dare to be courageous enough to fulfill your destiny and live out your full potential. Be courageous enough, to be yourself. 

Everything you are, and all you want and dream about, can only be achieved if you have courage. So be courageous and watch how your life will change for the better!

By Miss Victoria Nkatha 

 If you want to read more of this kind check out her blog, you will find words of wisdom that will inspire you and motivate your mind in leading your life.  

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