beauty-and-fashion

YOUR Body

Laura Cofrancesco

I wasn't planning on writing a blog about "body positivity" (if this even counts as that). For now, I try to stay away from anything that could be controversial, or content that could offend anyone. But I've noticed that in today's world, that's not hard to do. And what is a blog if it's not a place to express your opinion?
I was recently explaining to a friend my personal body goals. I'm trying to reach my high school weight by June. Of course you know when you tell your friends you want to lose weight they say "No, you look good, you're crazy!" etc, etc. I'm a firm believer that you should want to change your body for you, so that's what I'm doing. So I say, "No, I want to lose some weight," blah blah blah. And what they said next irritated me. They said I just can't accept my "black girl body." Are you as confused as I am?
This is not the first time someone has said this to me. I've also had people tell me I have a white girl body. My question is: Why? Why is our world so obsessed with putting a label on everyone? I've seen people of every color with any combination of body type. White people with a big booty and big boobs. Black people with a skinny body and a little butt. I'm sure I'm not only speaking for myself when I say I don't want to be put in a "white body" or "black body" category or whatever other types of body categories there are. We don't have a "black body" or a "white body." We all have "A" body, whether that body is chubby, or thick, or slender, or short, or curvy, or muscular.
Stop trying to categorize what you can't categorize. There isn't a black or white body mold that cranks out of your mom when she gives birth to you. Every body is unique and different. 
I don't have a black girls body. I don't have a white girls body. I have MY body.

3 comments

  • I love this

    Barbra

  • Preach girl! You must love who you are and that’s all that matters. Screw what society says looks “good”. My body is my body and I wouldn’t want anyone else’s! Very moving! love it!

    Tracy T

  • I love this post. I think many people do forget that people actually do come in all shapes and sizes.

    Edith

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