The messages and Instagram dm:s just keep coming about how I'm a bad role model since I write about body positivity but am skinny myself. And how I'm not allowed to talk about eating disorders when I still have one. There's 10000 reasons why I can write about body positivity and eating disorders even though I'm not 100% recovered.
Most people in my family have genes that allow them to eat almost as much as they physically can, and they still don't gain much weight. The majority of my family are pretty tiny. This means that even before my eating disorder and even after I've fully recovered I will probably stay like that as well.
Body positivity does NOT mean that you have to be a specific size to be able to represent it. It just means that you have to stand for all healthy body types. When I was going through the worst parts of my illness I never posted any pictures of this, because I didn't want to participate in the wave of lies that social media gives us. I didn't want to make it look like I was enjoying life as underweight as I was. Because that wasn't the truth.
Right now my body is in an okay place and my brain is in an okay place. Just because I'm still tiny and slim doesn't mean I stand for the ideal the society gives us. And just because I'm still tiny and slim it doesn't give you the right to tell me I'm not allowed to talk about body positivity.
My blog is my diary where I write the truth about my life and what I'm going through. I write about things I want to bring up and want to shine some light on. Things that people avoid and find uncomfortable. My size doesn't make me who I am and it doesn't make me less worthy to write about any of these topics. That also means that I could weight 20kg more and it would be the same.
My main point that I want to lift forward when I talk about body positivity is that we should be HEALTHY and we should encourage a HEALTHY ideal. Not an ideal that makes us think we need to lose weight, gain muscles or stop eating sugar. So with this said I hope you can stop sending me DM's saying "you look like you still don't eat" and "you can't talk about body positivity, you're skinny".
Ps. 95% of my messages are still sweet and gives me energy, thank you for that. <3