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For me, the battle for curvspiration came shortly after my joining Tumblr. I created this space so I could track my weight loss project, and thus I immediately set out to follow some like-minded individuals. To my chagrined surprise (quickly turning into horror), there were more girls out on the interwebs promoting thinspiration, or “thinspo” than I had ever imagined. Thinspo, thinspiration, pro-ana (as in, anorexia) girls are those who encourage themselves and others to essentially starve themselves.
That makes me very sad.
I know that sounds condescending, and I think I did a better job describing my feelings here, but it’s still exactly what I feel. Don’t get me wrong, I still absolutely am committed to getting fit - but the fact of the matter is, “fit” means that I have strong arms, abs and thighs - while retaining my zeus-given shape. My shape happens to be hourglassy. Other girls are flatter, and others are curvier. It doesn’t really matter to me what shape you are, but it DOES matter that you realize that starving yourself isn’t the answer.
To anything - depression, sexual abuse, being unpopular, even obesity.
So I’m pro-curves, pro-thighs, pro-looking like YOU; in other words, pro-health. And so - cause I can - I’m using this space as a fight against my sadness.
On the most serious of notes:
If you or someone you know has an eating disorder, get help. I know the world is focused on body image, but just remember - your image is all you get. Don’t let it disappear.