I decided that I was going to make a post about bodyspo because it’s been cropping up all over my dash recently from people who I usually LOVE to follow but have been considering unfollowing as a result.
I don’t think I’m alone in my opinions about bodyspo being detrimental to confidence and very unhelpful when trying to get healthy.
If you have a body that would typically be considered as a form of bodyspo then great, good for you. And if you’ve recently gotten healthy and want to post a picture then that’s awesome too but what I have a problem with is when there are pictures with thousands of notes just because there is a flat stomach or a thigh gap involved.
As I understand it the criteria for ‘bodyspo’ SHOULD be this:
Do you have a body? Then your body can be considered ‘bodyspo’.
The convention idea of ‘bodyspo’ is NOT helpful. It creates what for some people is an unattainable idea of what a body ‘should’ look like in order to be considered attractive and that can be seriously damaging.
My darling followers. I love seeing your stuff on my dash and if you follow me I’ll often check out your blog and I want to get to know you all if I can but I am likely to unfollow or not consider following you if you post lots of ‘bodyspo’. Please please, let’s stop this idea of what the ‘perfect body’ should look like because in truth there is no such thing as the perfect body.
All bodies are beautiful. Every single one of you reading this has a body that you should truly be proud of.
Please try and remember this lovely people because then hopefully society will be one step closer to coming to terms that beauty is not a size or shape or a certain look. It’s about how we feel, act and think which makes us beautiful.
Loads of love gorgeous people, hope you’re all having a great day :)
I have to agree that I don’t follow, or will unfollow, blogs with lots of bodyspo. It makes me feel invisible. As if, by not looking like those people, I don’t count. It’s the very same thing the media does to us with perfect photoshopped models on tv and print — it makes every normal person with normal imperfections feel like they are unattractive and unworthy.
We are not unworthy and we don’t deserve to be made to feel that way.