I read an article the other day that popped up in my Newsfeed on Facebook. It was Backhanded Compliments That Plus Size Women Hear. The point of the post was that often plus size women are used to hearing things like “You’re so brave to wear that! I could never do that” and “You’d be pretty if you’d lose weight.”
I am sure that we could come up with more than seven insulting things we have heard that were meant to be compliments. Sometimes I have heard something from someone that sounded like a compliment but they kept talking and their compliment turned into an atrocious insult. Thinking about the various backhanded compliments I have received from people, I realize that the thoughts I have about myself are more important than the words of others.
I am enough without your approval.
I am smart enough.
It is okay to be happy with my body.
It is okay to be proud of my body.
It is okay to feel sexy because I am.
I am happy.