It’s a sad fact that in today’s world, there are going to be those who will look down on others because of the way they look. This is something that happens in every area of life and has gotten even worse with the rise of social media. There are now folks who will sneak photos of others with their phones to share on social media with the intent of bullying that person. This happens a lot, especially to those who are overweight. They often find themselves the subject of cruel jokes and can see their pictures turned into memes that are then shared thousands of times without their consent.
This is what happened to one girl while she was at the gym. A group of girls started making fun of her because of her weight and even started taking pictures. In the end, she was able to turn the tables on her bullies and teach us all a valuable lesson in treating others with respect.
She wrote in a post:
”This is my first week at the gym and every night after work, the same three girls are there. Today I found out they have been snap chatting pictures of me and making fun of me, but I don’t mind.” She explained.
”I’m glad that you haven’t gone through what I’ve been through. I use to be in shape, I broke my hip and had to give up all exercise. Then my grandma got sick and I took care of her full time, I couldn’t leave her alone because I had no help, so I gained more weight. Then she died, and I ate my feelings and gained more weight. Now I’m a size 22. I don’t hate myself, or my body. I love who I am, and that took me my entire life to be able to honestly say those words. I love myself.
”It really sucks that society, and your parents raised you that it was okay to try to hurt someone that’s trying to better themselves instead of trying to lift them up but I’m not mad. Thank you for reminding me to keep pushing after I had a really long day. In a month when the new year shit has worn off, I’m still going to be dieting and working my ass off at the gym everyday. It’s not so you, or anyone else, will except me. It’s for me.
”I hope anyone else, who feels ugly or is over weight and has decided to make a life change will keep going.
Forget the skinny girls who laugh at you, or the muscly men that tell you you’re gross, love yourself.”
Please be sure to share her story and spread some love today. The world desperately needs it.