This question, among others related to my long and lean physique, is probably the most frequent question I’m asked.
I’m a ballet dancer, so most people assume I’m either:
A. Skinny BECAUSE I dance.
B. Skinny FOR dance.
C. Have an eating disorder.
Let me tell you, I’m none of these except maybe partially A. I burn a lot of calories, but I have a genetically fast metabolism and extremely evenly distributed fat. I take in all the food I need (and sometimes too much) and am at a healthy weight for my height and age.
Yes, I am tall and skinny. And yes, I can still be self-conscious about my body.
I’m not saying I should be self-conscious about my body, because I know that God created me to be exactly the way I’m supposed to be, but I’m tired of people assuming that girls with physiques like “models” (long and skinny) don’t deserve to be uplifted as much as girls who believe they’re overweight… I mean curvy.
As long as you are taking care of your body the way you are meant to, that’s all that should matter! It’s disappointing everybody acting like body-shaming models and ballerinas and the thinner like is the best way to un-body shame curvier women.
Healthy is beautiful. Fearing the Lord is beautiful. This hamburger was really beautiful.
That annoying Meghan Trainor song is just rude to skinny girls.
“Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”