Abbie Chatfield on Body Positivity
"THIRST TRAP WITH A MESSAGE! Despite all of my posts about body positivity, and my firm belief in loving yourself despite your size, not because of it.. I recently split some jeans in multiple places. The culprit was a bit of weight gain, and also a few high kicks while on the dfloor. I promised myself I wouldn't buy new jeans until I lost weight. Why? Why have I put arbitrary conditions on whether I am allowed to buy myself some jeans that fit me right now? Why can't I just buy a size up instead of putting conditions on myself because my waist is no longer a size 6? I'm happy with my body right now, but societal pressures fester in my mind, remnants of a childhood typical of any other woman, one that forces us to think gaining weight is always negative. I'm the healthiest I've ever been, the happiest I've ever been, so in conclusion I tried jeans on and I didn't feel shame when I had to squeeze my ass into them. Didn't buy them... but the sentiment remains the same. Let's get rid of the notion of rewarding yourself when you get to a certain weight or size, buy clothes you like NOW for current you."