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unhealthy.UmmmexcusemebutlasttimeIchecked IAMarealwomancurvesornoIcantHELPthatI haveathighgapandifIAMunhealthyitsbecauseI eattoomanycheeseburgers.Irealizethesecampaigns areonlymeanttoencouragewomentoembracetheir naturalselvesbutwhatsbeinglostinthisisthevery realfactthatforsomewomenthinIStheirnaturalself. Whatconcernsmeisthatintheefforttoembraceone sizewereputtingdownanother.CorrectmeifIm wrongbutisntthatwhatinstigatedmillionsofgirlsto starvethemselvesHowisitnowacceptabletodoTHE SAMETHINGbutagainsttheoppositebodytype Inmymindtrueacceptanceofwomensbodiesisthe realizationthatALLbodytypesevenskinnyonesare naturalarebeautiful.Todenythatistokeepthecycle ofshamegoing. Ihopethatsometimesoonwecanrealizethateveryone isbornwithDIFFERENTBODYTYPESgaspand thatTHEYAREALLBEAUTIFULGASPandwe shouldLETOURSELVESBEdoublegasp Varietyisbeautifulandweshouldntputlimitson it.Somewomenaregoingtobebornwithnaturally thinbodiessomewithnaturallycurvyonesthats justafact.Itsnevergoingtochange.WhatCAN changeisourviewonit.WhatNEEDStochangeis theshameweputoneachotherforthingsthatsimply cantbehelped.Letsrockourskinnycurvythin full-figuredathleticBEAUTIFULbodieswithpride andmostimportantlyencouragement. Letsrememberthatsomeonebeingbeautifulina differentwaythanyoudoesnttakeawayfromyourown beauty.Letsputawaythosehurtfuldescriptivelabels wethrowateachotherandsubstituteitwithonesimple one-Beautiful.THATisthevoiceofthefuture.THATis thevoiceIwanttoheareverywomanshoutingfromthe rooftops.THATisthevoicewealldeserve. IllbehonestwithyouIvesatdowntowritethis aboutathousandandonetimesandcouldntquite findananglethatrangtruewithme.Somethingwas alwaysoff-howdoyoufindanewwaytowriteabout somethingthatissoprevalentindiscussionnowadays- especiallyacrosssocialmedia.Evenmoresohowdo youfindanewanglethatisTRUEthatisuniquely meandhopefullywillsomehowstriketruewitha myriadofotherwomenwhohappentostumbleupon thisWhilstbangingmyheadagainsttheproverbial andsometimesliteralwalloneanswerkeptcoming backtome-justbetrue.Sohereitis-mebeingtrue. Idontlikemybody.Amoreaccuratestatement wouldbethatsometimesIhatemybody.Sometimes Iloveit.Moreoftenthannotwehavethisagreeto disagreesilenceofacceptancebetweenus.Forthe past25someoddyearsofmylifethishasbeenour relationshipwitheachother.Iknowthisisntanew orgroundbreakingadmissionagirlwhodoesntlike herbodyOldnewssister.Butforthoseofyouthat knowmeyoumaybescoffingbecausewhatrightdoI havetonotlikemybodyForthoseofyouwhoDONT knowmeImabout58weighinginatabout120lbs i.e.tallandskinny.AllmylifeIvebeensurrounded bythisattitudeofdismissalwhenitcametohowI viewedmyself.Iveneverbeenabletostandinfront ofthemirroronbathroombreakswithgirlfriendsand bemoanmyflaws.BecauseImskinnyisntthat whateveryonewantsItsfunnyhowpeopleadopt thismentalitythatifyouhappentohavewhatsociety deemsasbeautifulyoumustbehappy.Asifsocietys idealhasmagicallyweavedaspellofprotectionagainst insecurityoversomefewhappypeople. Imheretotellyouthatnooneregardlessofsizeor shapeisfreefromthatcurse.SometimesIlookatmyself andseeaskeletalbeingwithoverlongawkwardlimbs andnoshape.SometimesIfeelunattractivebloated andyesevenfat.ThisdoesntmeanIhaveaneating disorderortheressomethingwrongwithmeitmeansI haveinsecuritiesjustlikeeveryoneelse.AsIvebattled againstthevoicesinmyheadthatarescreamingthatIm grossImabnormalImunhealthyIvehadtofight againstthevoicesofotherstellingmethesame.Lately itstakentheshapeofREALwomenhavecurvesorthat thighgapsareALWAYSbadandthatskinnybitchesare ArielleNieshallaisawriteractorandallaround dabblerintheartslivinginLA.Shelovesreadingand lookingcontemplativelyoutofwindowswhilstits raining.Shesacontributingwriterforthefabulous HelloGiggleswebsiteandyoucanfollowsomeof herwritingathttphellogiggles.compraise-real- father3orifsocialmediaismoreofyourthing catchheradventuresinInstagramAribelle89. 17 WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETAUGUST2015