Shaving around your knobby knees and ankles and hollow armpits is NOT easy! You have to focus really hard to shave around the sharp edges. Also, you're even hairier than the average person because instead of fat for body heat your body just grows more hair!
2. Unnecessary comments people think are acceptable.
"Do you even eat?"
"When you turn to the side you disappear!"
"Real women have curves"
"Skinny shaming isn't a thing, get over it"
"How could you possibly be self-conscious?!"
"Most girls wish they looked like you"
"...but you're skinny"
"You should gain weight"
"Enjoy your rabbit food"
"Oh my god!! Your wrist is so small!!"
"Why are you at the gym?"
"Omg, I can see your ribs!"
"She's one of those girls who just...like, doesn't eat."
"her head looks bigger than her body"
Knowing that your spine sticks out of your shirt when you bend over. Feeling like everyone is looking at your legs when you walk down the street. Comments like 'only dogs like bones' and 'thigh gaps are disgusting' do not help. Feeling watched while you eat because it's so 'strange'
Why is it ok to be skinny shamed but not ok to be fat-shamed? But nobody takes you seriously anyway.
Also, not feeling like a real woman because you don't have curves or boobs or ass? That sucks. Being in a bikini or a dress is the worst.
3. Body Pains.
First of all, sitting is hard. Uncushioned chairs hurt your butt bone. Sit-ups hurt your spine. Laying on the hard ground is the worst. Sometimes you even get bruising.
Secondly, always being cold. Especially hands and feet, they are always freezing. People grab your hands, like "Oh my gosh your hands are freezing!!"
Thirdly, your legs fall asleep way easier for some reason. If you forget to switch which leg is crossed over the other in more than 5 minutes, you're done for.
4. Online "Body Positivity."
"body positivity" is NOT:
Nobody likes skinny girls. Nobody likes thigh gaps. Thick thighs are better thighs. Skinny is gross. People who love to eat are the best kind of people! (btw, we probably eat more than you do)
Body positivity is not fat positivity. It is BODY POSITIVITY. ALL body types!!
Finding clothes that fit is difficult. Pants are always too short or too baggy around the waist. Plus, most shops don't carry your size anyways. (Do you know how hard it is to find size 000?)
Dresses don't stay up because..no boobs. Pants don't stay up because...no butt.
Finding the right bra is embarrassing..some 10-year-olds have bigger cup sizes than us!! Even shopping in the kids' sections..sometimes the clothes are too big. Or too childish. And it seems a little perverted.
And when you finally find a pair of jeans that fit perfectly, its a miracle!
Watches, bracelets, and bangles will never stay on your wrist. They will fall off your hand or to your elbow. Also having to tie back your shirt because they don't fit.
6. Random Things
- Always sitting in the middle of the car seats.
- Being pushed around in the wind.
- Getting hit playfully hurts because there is no fat to absorb the impact.
- People thinking you're in shape but hell nah.
- Looking like a boy.
- Having no strength. Opening doors is hard!
- Not being able to donate blood.
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