I’ve also experienced being called by nicknames such as “taba”, “baboy” (pig) when I was younger because I’m voluptuous or chubby. Experienced being rejected by peers, of course no one wants to be an outcast, yet, we belong in a society where we are judged by our appearance, how we look, how we talk, how we dress, our size and shape, et al.
I have read “The Princess Saves Herself in this One” by Amanda Lovelace, and I’d rate it 6/5. It is such wonderful book with thoughts and poems which you can also relate yourself with. I want to share what are my favorite piece from the book.
Society is what it is. It is made of different people with different beliefs, culture, different perspectives, but they are not the one who will tell you to stop, they are not to label you where you should be. We are made to flaunt ourselves whatever our size is. Always believe that being voluptuous or fat is not a reason for you to see yourself as an outcast because whether you are fit or not, let’s accept that this is our society now, whatever you do, how you look, they will say what they want to say even if it can hurt ones feelings. You should start believing in yourself because at the end of the day you is all you have. don’t be affected of what they say. don’t give them the satisfaction every time they see that you’re hurting, because what they say won’t matter in the end.
Let’s end body shaming! Go out and sashay!