Sunday, October 21, 2012

Thinking outside the box.

Hey there,

I thought I'd briefly talk about something that I have very often heard ever since I started the body positive "activisim" with my blog.

People who have never really known the feeling of being bullied their whole lives about the way their body is shaped will tell me that I shouldn't put myself into a box, a label, so to speak.  They say it's not such a big deal and one shouldn't take it so seriously nor personally.

Well what they are obviously not getting is that I am not putting a label on myself or others like me, I am simply trying to prove that there shouldn't be a label, and the fact that they think I'm putting myself into a labeled box of individuals proves that it's not me labeling myself, it's infact their own judgment.  What I'm saying is, fat activism is about making people realize that body shaming is not ok, and name calling and fat-talk is not ok, making someone feel less worthy because of their weight is not ok. I'm not putting a label on it, I'm simply trying to remove the label that has already been set on me by society.

I'm not saying "Hey! look at me, I'm fat!"  I'm saying "Hey, yes, I am infact fat, and you need to respect that. It's my body and it is personal and you are the one who should get over it." And the only way to make someone understand is by raising awareness.

I'll end this post with the words of Margaret Mead - “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, It is the only thing that ever has.”

leggings, pink and silver ring, hat: H&M. skirt: Zara. square printed rings: 280 urban art.  purse: OASAP

Over and out,

Anita Riot


annikaherz said...

you look so good in this outfit !

poziomka said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog :)
You're totally right! And that outfit is great!

Borjana said...

Suuuper sesir!!

Style4Curves said...

u are beautiful!! period!

Courtney Starr said...

Cute hat!!!

Courtney Starr said...

P.S. I think it's amazing that your flaunting your curves. You look incredible! - an inspiration to others :)

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

I love the positivity you bring to your blog. It's such a nice and refreshing thing to read.

Lovely outfit by the way!

Anonymous said...

You're looking super cute with that hat!

Sacramento Amate said...

Soooooooooooooo perfect.

Marissa D said...

such a beautiful outfit <3

sepatuholic said...

In love with your accessories!

Fabrizia said...

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Lidia said...

I have many anonymous messages that do not stop messing with my appearance but in the end it is only people with a lot of time and lack of personality. If you accept yourself others will too!

Lot of kises you are so beautiful!

Misfits Vintage said...

You are beautiful. Sarah xxx

Laura Go said...

lovely post. It's really sad to think that there are so many people in the world who refuse to step out of their boxes and see things from different perspectives.
♥ laura
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The Canon Girl said...

Preach, sister! You look gorgeous, great necklace. You're completely right. With basically EVERY issue it's just about raising awareness and making people realise that what they're thinking and doing can actually be altered and that there's actually no "rules" in thinking or seeing something a certain way. That really opened my eyes in general. Knowing that you can question basically every fucking label there is out there. Keep thinking and keep questioning things, that's my motto.

wait until the sunset said...

A wonderful post Anita! All so true and wonderfully written. xxx

mitch said...

Couldn't agree more. Love the denim jacket, it hip with a rock n' roll touch!

Katrin said...

This outfit is so awesome, si rock n roll and totally chic! I love it, and I love this pair of leggings!

Maria Giovanna Abagnale said...

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Callie Thorpe said...

I couldn't agree more with this post and I think you are beautiful!! xx