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how many of you have called yourself fat? have you ever THOUGHT about it? maybe never said it aloud, wrote it down, but deep deep down, it was in your thoughts...? have you ever glanced in the mirror, and thought, "wow. i REALLY need to lose ten pounds."
the truth, believe it or not, is that 99% of you just answered yes. and that needs to change. hi, my name is maggie. i am fifteen years old, and currently live in a town outside philadelphia. there are days that i do the exact same thing. look in the mirror, and want to crawl under my covers and hide, so that i don't have to reveal myself to the world that day.
i hear things like this coming from my friends, to other friends or to me. "ew, i REALLY shouldn't have worn this skirt today." "my legs look so bad in these pants." "i'm having such a fat day." the truth is, there's NO SUCH THING as a fat day. the fact that girls have made such a statement is mind boggling, and a concern in the front of my mind that needs to change.
body image has become one of the greatest impacts of girls lives, starting at age ten. when girls are exiting their adolescence stage, and become a teenager, it's about the most important thing to them.
the media has a huge impact on this. girls' perceptions become that they have to be stick thin, have perfect skin, and the right size boobs. the truth of this is, that 95% of these magazine ads are photoshopped. however, many girls aren't aware of this, and think that in order to wear the latest clothing from victoria's secret, they have to look like the model advertising them.
so many girls are saying how fat they are, when really, they aren't. they are being put on unnecessary diets, and weight loss programs, that increase their chances of health problems. so many girls are depressed because of this, and that is not okay. if one friend weighs less than the other, it becomes a competition between the two of them, seeing who can weigh the least. furthermore, more and more girls everyday are forgetting that they really are beautiful, and they DO have true beauty.
the worst thing that i've heard in my life, is when one friend turns to another and says "i really don't think you should wear that shirt, you're not thin enough to wear it low cut." or something along those lines. this is what we like to call fat talk. anything that tells someone that they are too fat or obese in the world is considered "fat talk," and it is being used everyday, everywhere, by everyone.
the following message should touch on every single one of your's hearts. it has a true message, one that we should pass onto others. fat talk is a serious danger to many teens nowadays, and we need to do everything and anything we can to prevent it.
DO YOUR PART. make a set with the link to this set, asking them to read it. it only takes a few minutes out of your day, and i know that a short video effected my outlook on life in general forever. it reminded me that everyone is beautiful, inside and outside, and that we are constantly competing to look like photoshopped magazine models, making us become sad, miserable, hurt, and forgetting who we truly are.
so please watch this and comment with your thoughts. together, we can stop fat talk. ♥