Scrolling through my twitter timeline, I found out that Kesha (yes the singer of the smash-hit tik-tok) got admitted into the same rehab that Demi went to years ago. Another celebrity, and most importantly another girl fell victim to an eating disorder.
First things first, I pray and hope Kesha comes back as a warrior, handing the eating disorder it’s butt.
Second, isn’t it pitiable that we as a society judge girls so much, that they feel the need to stop eating and kill themselves only to look like a skeleton? Words, looks, taunts, it’s enough for anyone to feel disgusting, like a pig. I know how that goes, and it is so difficult to break the cycle with our role models being stick thin. And then what’s even more shameful, that we continue to hit the people suffering with eating disorders with our words.
- Eating disorders are real, and at times life threatening. They kill people, physically and psychologically. And once it’s there, it’s there.
- They are not attention seeking methods. Saying that is as inhuman as saying cancer is a way to get five minutes of glory.
- Celebrities are not fit. They are under-weight, a vast majority of them. The magazine covers are photo-shopped, and Hollywood isn’t as glittery as it looks from the outside.
- Being normal weight isn’t being “obese”, the same goes out to people who are naturally skinny, stop tagging them as “anorexics”
- And STOP. JUDGING. OTHERS.
And to all the girls (and guys, of course) suffering from any self-image problems- it’s alright. It is one thing to be fit, another to be thin or ripped. Being healthy is necessary, but being a photocopy of that hot celebrity on the magazine cover is not. Humans come in all shapes and sizes, and the sooner we accept ourselves, the better. You are beautiful, regardless of the curves, regardless of the thigh gap, regardless of the collar bones.
Look at yourself in the mirror and smile. Someone out there loves you, so learn to love yourself. It comes slowly, I’m learning the art myself. Some days you will hate yourself for how you look, but that’s when you need to remind yourself that you are perfect just the way you are and be strong. Don’t let a few people get into your head – they are battling with their inner demons themselves.
Don’t succumb into the society’s expectations. The society will never stop judging yourself, no matter what. So just live your life, because it is yours and no one else’s.