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I see a lot of obese women posting pictures of their bodies, and getting endless praise for being "brave" "confident" and "a REAL woman".

I am a real woman, too. But when I post pictures of my skinny body, I get insulted and harassed.

I am a model. I go to photo shoots and get made-up, lit-up, and photo-shopped. Then I go home, and I have a real life, and real problems, and real feelings.

I love my body, but I do not promote my emaciated look as a beauty ideal. Yet, I get slammed continuously for glorifying an unhealthy standard. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of people die of obesity each year, but we continue to promote obesity as "normal" "beautiful" and "real".

I don't really care what you're into or whether or not I embody it. There's no reason to be so disrespectful to others about body image, ever. Everyone should love their body, and everyone should strive for optimum health.

That is all.

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Pyrosynthesist Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I cannot tell you how many times, I have been asked if I have an eating disorder.
It's not funny. It's not polite. It's not something that I am 'glad' to have. It's frustrating. It's unhealthy. It's... frankly not something that I want anyone to have.

I have a naturally high metabolism. I have never had an eating disorder in my life (On the contrary, I love food and eat as much as I can). I stand at 5'11"(ish) and yet up until I was 22 years old, I struggled to get over 55KG. I have constantly heard 'You're blessed" "I wish I looked liked that", "You can eat whatever and never get fat?!", "I hate you", "You don't have to worry about what you look like... like ever".


It's not nice, and it's part of the reason why I reclused in to my home, and don't like going out in public. It's terrible to want to go clothes shopping at the department store, and having to head to the childs section because adult clothes are too big for me. Or having to go to the males section of jeans just to find a pair that are long enough and fit >_<

We're all real. We all have feelings, and we're all human. *shrugs*
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Background-chan Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a petite figure so I get called anorexic all the time, even though I do nothing to keep in shape.. I love that I can eat anything I want and not gain weight, but I hate it how people don't understand the fact that I'm skinny doesn't mean I starve myself for my body... And as long as you hopefully haven't done any self-inflicted harm to yourself to be like this, then I support you all the way to hell and back!
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Background-chan Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
And girl, you are hella pretty and I love your shoots, so try not to late the haters bring you down! Fool Emoji-14 (Crazy Dance) [V1] 
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HealerKira Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It doesn't matter to me whether anyone is skinny or large; if they are content with how they are is the only thing that matters. 
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TimBakerFX Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Real woman have cures...  it's insulting isn't it?   just trading one set of "rules" of what a woman can look like for another.   I say, real women, are women!   
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subsonic76 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
i think it's just mean, this "real women have curves"-thingy. would be the same if a guy with a small dick would be told "real men have big dicks". it's nature, and it's insulting. i'm living in bavaria, a southern state in germany, and we're well-known for fatty food and beer. here i often hear "ein mann ohne bauch ist ein krüppel", which means "a man without a big tummy is a cripple"... god bless obesity^^
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KimIsMissing Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I saw a comment on one of your pics and you said "I have an eating disorder that makes my life hell." I've been there before :/ Anorexia nervosa sucks. I have anorexia nervosa purge type (yea a real diagnosis). My heart started to fail. I do not know where you're from, but, in America, we do promote thin bodies, but not bone thin.   I see obesity the same as anorexia.... a loss of control... though anorexics have the false sense of control. Anorexia has the highest death rate of all mental illnesses, because it causes atrophy of the heart. I think binge eating disorder is worse, because people do not see it as a mental illness when for many of them, it is, and then they're obese, and well, where I'm from they get treated worse. I think healthy, not way over weight and not way underweight is perfect. We're all real women with feelings... but you know, when you have an eating disorder of any kind, it's scary, it's lonely, it's our hell. I'm a healthy weight now, and I'll keep it that way from now on and forever.
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Exillior Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've often wondered that too. And also the shops that sell large sizes and advertise them as "the love sizes". So what are smaller women - the hate sizes?? :hmm:
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subsonic76 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
with "love size" they maybe mean "more to love size" and it's just an anti-depressant for obese people :D
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Exillior Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Putting a group of people down to make another group feel better is even wronger.
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