i could probably preach til i pass out on the topic of body image, and girls, and our fucked up society, and the media, and beauty. im absolutely disgusted by the hatred people have towards certain body types. just because a woman weighs 100 pounds and is a size 0 doesn’t make her less of a person than a woman who weighs 200 pounds and is a size 20. the reverse goes as well. i understand that it’s hard to be overweight in a society infatuated with being skinny. however, that’s not an excuse for these people, or anyone, to motivate themselves by tearing another group down. real empowerment comes from self-respect and acceptance, not from putting another group down. all women are real women, regardless of their size, weight, and body.