My wonderful niece has written another masterful piece… thank you for your honesty, Sharon!
There are conversations that I have never felt I have a voice in, among women. Conversations about body image and size and weight loss. I don’t feel like I have a voice in the casual conversations among friends and colleagues (and acquaintances even) about points and slimming world and ‘being good’. And I don’t feel like I have a voice in the public ones… in the campaigns and activism and articles and feminism, much of which I love to see.
I was a skinny girl and now I am a
skinny thin slim fineboned petite 30-something woman.
See I picked up a lot of baggage, being a skinny girl, and all these years later there aren’t many words left that don’t sound like criticism in my ears.
When you are skinny, in a world where lots of people want to be, people don’t filter what they…
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