Showing posts from April 29, 2018

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…


Allow me to start with a confession: the person who came with the idea of making suits for women is my favourite trendsetter because wearing suits is my favourite trend that has made the HERstory.
Now let's get a little personal, we can all agree that we live in a world where society and culture tries to constrain women. Being a female in this world is a whole other experience.

/ˈhəːst(ə)ri/ noun
History viewed from a female or specifically feminist perspective

I cannot count the amount of times I have been judged because I wear makeup, because I have long nails, because I love heels, because I am the way I am. Some people don't understand that you can wear red lipstick, you can love beauty, you can be "girly" and still be intelligent. It all go back to the quote that says "don't judge a book by its cover". Every single person is different, some girls hate makeup and others love it, the fact that I love beauty does not define me and certainly no…