Go, girl: Dit Britse model deelt een close-up van haar cellulite
We komen veelal stakke en afgetrainde lichamen tegen op het internet, maar we weten allemaal dondersgoed dat dat niet de norm is voor het vrouwenlichaam. Laten we niet meer doen alsof niemand cellulite heeft.
Daarom zijn we zo blij met de movement van vrouwen die dat beeld willen doorbreken. Zelfs de mooiste modellen kunnen cellulite hebben. Zo ook model Charli Howard. Ze haalde al eerder uit naar haar oude modellenbureau dat haar te ‘dik’ vond, en nu deelde ze een ingezoomde foto op Instagram van haar billen en benen met cellulite. Ze wilt dat iedereen zich realiseert dat het niet iets is waar je je voor hoeft te schamen omdat het heel natuurlijk is. Zelf vertelde ze bij de foto dat ze heel veel sport en alsnog niet van haar cellulite afkomt.
They say do something each day that scares you, so re-posting this is mine for the day. Despite the fact I speed walk everywhere, squat, run and occasionally do @pure_barre, I'm still left with cellulite. I went to an all-girls' boarding school and really used to envy the girls in my class who seemingly had none, and whose bodies looked, to me, nothing less than perfect. Whenever I opened magazines, the models and celebrities I saw didn't have cellulite either – and if they did, they were shamed in the tabloids because of it, or knocked off their perch by nasty journalists who probably have it themselves. (Note: fuck you.) As a result, I felt like my cellulite was shameful, or an oddity. It wasn't until I got older and saw other women's bodies that I realised HOW BLOODY NATURAL IT IS. ✔️ It's nothing to be ashamed of. Your boyfriend isn't gonna care if you have it, and if he does, dump him for his mate. ?? Just kidding (or am I?). Don't get me wrong – my cellulite isn't my favourite part of my body, nor is it something I shout from the rooftops about. But I know it doesn't make me any less ugly, or is something I need to feel embarrassed about. ✖️ So don't let it make you feel that way, either! In the words of my old pal Kendrick Lamar, "Show me something natural like ass with some stretch marks" ????????????? #iamallwoman @allwomanproject @heatherhazzan
Waarom voelt Charli de drang om dit te delen? Ze vond het vervelend dat je in de media alleen modellen ziet zonder cellulite, en als ze het wel hadden werd er schande van gesproken. “As a result, I felt like my cellulite was shameful, or an oddity. It wasn’t until I got older and saw other women’s bodies that I realised HOW BLOODY NATURAL IT IS.” En zo is het maar net! “It’s nothing to be ashamed of. Your boyfriend isn’t gonna care if you have it, and if he does, dump him for his mate.”
Let me tell you a little tale regarding the selfies pictured here. In the words of Nicki Minaj, I was "feelin' myself" in the photo on the right, despite being in Texas and having eaten more food than is humanly necessary. But hey, it was a holiday, and I was enjoying myself. Life isn't about restricting. ✖️ It's taken me a longggg time, but I like how my shape is developing. ? I like how womanly I'm starting to look. I like how my boobs and thighs are getting bigger, which I never thought I'd say. ?? I don't want to look like that miserable girl on the left, whose gums were always bleeding, hair was falling out, periods didn't come etc. ☹️ So anyway, I posted that "feelin' myself" photo & carried on with my day. A couple of days later, I was sent an article that had been written about me with that selfie included. The article itself was very nice, as is the girl who wrote it (she frequently writes about body positivity)… but then I made the mistake of viewing the comments. ??? In a nutshell, I was described as "fat", "ugly", "arrogant" and "not model material". One person said I should go and work in porn because that's all I was good for. ? I just began sobbing at Austin Airport, which was a bit embarrassing, but it was a reflection of how I felt inside. MORTIFIED. Ashamed. FAT. Suddenly, all the old thoughts & feelings I felt in the left photo came rushing back, like how I should stop eating for the rest of the day, or start over exercising to compensate. ? But then a random lady came over to me and gave me a hug out of the blue. Like those dickheads on the internet, she was a total stranger, but she decided to show me kindness, despite not knowing me or why I was crying. ❤️ I suddenly realised that my worth wasn't representative of some mean trolls on the internet. It's taken my years, but I LIKE MY BODY & MY SHAPE. I'm finally healthy ? My body isn't validated by anyone else's views of me. And neither is yours! ✌? Be kind to other girls online. You never know how your words may affect someone. ? #bodypositive #curves #iamallwoman