Way Too Skinny | Why Skinny Shaming is Accepted

kelly 3Closing out our week on body issues, today I talk with Kelly Nelson about how our culture treats people that it deems as “too skinny”. Kelly, the found of Carpool Chic, has spent much of her life feeling marginalized and judged by those around her because, while we would never comment on someone being overweight, many people feel it’s totally acceptable to talk about how thin someone is. Kelly talks about her personal struggles and how she has worked to overcome them and be the best entrepreneur, wife, and mother she can be. Make sure you listen closely to this one and examine yourself closely, especially the parents out there.

kely 1Topics discussed in this episode:

– How to deal with being bullied and teased for being too thin.

– Others assume certain things about those who are thin, and dealing with the remarks are just as difficult and just as detrimental as remarks made to someone who is heavy.

– Kelly felt that many people didn’t understand that her struggle with being thin was because of a medical condition.  She sometimes felt it hard to post about weight lose accomplishments online because people would just respond negatively to her post.  She shares how she handled this and how therapy has helped her get through it all.

– How being called too skinny as a kid made her feel like she didn’t fit in and wasn’t good enough.

– How comments she heard growing up altered her view of her body.

– It’s not okay that our society accepts comments about being “too thin” and doesn’t accept comments about being heavy.

– Surrounding yourself with people who build you up not who break you down.

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CarpoolChic

Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/kellysongynelson

 

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