A nude blogger has addressed body shamers, saying that you don’t have to be “fat” to fall victim to online trolls.
“You do not have to be fat to be a victim of body shaming,” she wrote.
She says the fact that it’s not just “bigger” people who experience this, and it often flies under the radar. As a result of some of the shaming, she even admits she’s developed a bit of a “skinny girl complex.”
“I know, some of you are probably thinking, ‘cry me a river’.. and it’s because I’m skinny and look a certain way, right,” she wrote.
She added, “Perhaps you’re thinking that this is all so easy for me to talk about because, as a skinny girl, I should feel confident? Or that, maybe, because I’m not fat and don’t struggle with the concept of being healthy that my input bears a little less weight on the matter of body positivity?”
The 28-year-old said perhaps she would get more credit if she were overweight and embracing her curves.
“But because I’m skinny, conscious about my health and post naked photos regularly, somehow I am less deserving of your time or kindness,” she explained.
“For me, body-shaming is, at its simplest, making someone feel ashamed about their body in some regard. So, whether you’re skinny, fat, confident or not, body-shaming is not bias,” she wrote.
It comes after O’Brien caused controversy earlier this year when her Nude Blogger Instagram page, with more than 40,000 followers at the time, was “deactivated” by the social media photo-sharing site.
Her page was later reinstated, which she described as a “HUGE win for body positivity.”
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