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Friday, 20 July 2012

"People say such horrible things...and it stays with you"


I wanted to share this video with you. It's created by  the 'Body Image Project' .

When I saw the video I was intrigued to say the least. By the end of the video I was in tears. We all suffer with body image complex's and I am sure many girls and boys have something about themselves that they don't like. I am coming to realise that it is NOT OK for other people to put you down. No one, not family or friends should make you feel less of a human because you don't fit into the norm.

I thought I would share an experience of mine with you. One time I was off on my way out on a Bank Holiday weekend and was getting the tube to go out. It was very busy and a group of lads got on the train and began making vile remarks to everyone about everything. When we got off the tube and we were walking up the escalator they began targeting women shouting things like 'FAT BITCH, WHORE anything and everything. I am ashamed of what I did next I actually put my head down and when I got to the top of the stairs hid behind a group of people to wait for them to walk on so that they wouldn't spot me and call me out on how Fat I was. Because I am fat. I wear size 18 clothes so I new I would be a target. I am ashamed of what I did for hiding I should have turned round and told the Dicks where to go. I should have gone over to the transport police and made a complaint about their abuse. That night I spent all night thinking about how horribly fat I looked and I left early. I never told any of my friends why. 

I am on a journey to learn to love myself and to not accept abuse from anyone. Just because I am big I should not be made to feel like that. I choose how I feel and from now on I will not let someone make me feel that low. Please watch the video.






4 comments:

  1. An inspiration Callie...you are what you are...enjoy life xxxxx

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  2. Thank you. You are right life is far to short. xx

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  3. People like that insult people because they are unhappy with their own lives, they are the ones that will end up sad and alone if they carry on like that :)
    thankyou for sharing the video, it's inspirational!
    Rosie xo

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  4. I never understood people who get their kicks from things like this!

    I've spend so much of my life walking down the street, head down, not making eye contact, hunched over, trying to be invisible to people like these douchebags, like I'm apologising for even existing, and I didn't even notice I was doing it until recently! Trying to change that now though, I'm not gonna have people making me feel ashamed to be alive :)

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