Body positive does not mean shaming people for being skinny.
When I see these “body positive” posts about how curvy women are more attractive, are better, are more natural, and more this and more that, I can’t help but getting frustrated. Some people are naturally very thin. Some are not. Both can be beautiful and both are deserving of the body-positive movement. Be loud, proud, active, confident, be all of these things. But know that as soon as you start saying that women who are skinny or small-chested are “so much less attractive,” or that “a woman is not a woman without curves,” as soon as you start putting another group of people down, you’re no better than the stigma we decided to fight at the start. Curvy women are beautiful. Women with more delicate and thin frames are too. Small ass, small boobs, wide hips, and double D’s, it truly doesn’t matter. Everyone should be able to feel happy with themselves.
—Nelson Mandela (via travelingcolors)