Samriddhi Nayyar

“As far as body shaming is concerned, there’s very little or almost no difference between “You’re too fat” and “You’re too skinny”. Being someone who has weighed under 45 kgs all her life, I’ve got comments like “Watch out! You may fly away with the breeze”, “Don’t your family members give you food?”, “Don’t you eat anything?” and all sorts of similar comments. They may sound funny, but they really aren’t. I don’t need to be told to eat more and I definitely don’t need any nutritional advice.


I still don’t understand why people think it’s okay to say these things and just get away with it? I’ve been one of the very few people who have never been affected by such comments and have taken full advantage of their amazing metabolismss but sadly, that’s not the case with everyone.

In my opinion, beauty goes beyond the way you look. It’s what’s on the inside and how you feel about yourself. People are always too thin, too fat, too tall, too short, too dark or too light for the society and it has

repercussions that are not even discussed in everyday life.

I think it’s high time we do not let body-shamers get away with, knowingly or unknowingly, saying mean things to us that shatter our self-confidence and make us question our self- worth. So, the next time someone makes fun of you for “being too fat” or “too skinny”, call them out in front of everyone and treat yourself with your favourite cheat meal- just for the fact that you took a stand for yourself, and that you take pride in how you are.