I believe that fat people are more than just the fat they carry. They are more than the stereotyped image of the fat person who is lazy and eats all day. They have lives and families. Yet they seem to be open targets for public shame and humiliation. It seems that so many people are all too willing to poke fun at someone who is fat because of some preconceived notion that all fat people choose to be that way. Just because fat is so obvious. It cannot be hidden. It can't be tucked away within ourselves or stuffed in a box and stored under the bed. It can never be a secret.
I'm pro-fat acceptance because I am pro-human rights. Fat people have a right to feel comfortable in their own skin. They have a right to leave their houses without shame or fear of being mocked. Other people do not have to like it, but they certainly do not have a right to make someone feel less than human because of it.
Anonymous asked: (part 2) That is the only deterrent from me having sex and I hate it. I am so embarrassed because it's so f*ckin digusting! I've tried bleaching, lightening products, and i've gotten so desperate that I'm buying expensive make up to cover it up. I've done research and I have a feeling there's a chance it might the that insulin-pigmentation relation to diabetes etc. I don't have health care and there's no way I have money to fix this. I just feel horrible and so insecure! =(
I only got the part 2 of this message, but I think that I get the gist of what you are talking about. Do you have the dark skin on your neck, armpits, inner thighs? I have this and it does cause me to doubt my sexiness from time to time. Growing up, I got the message that I was gross because of it and I really had self esteem issues because of it.
I still have this issue, even though it has gotten better because of the things that I do for it, though it isn’t a complete fix. I will share them with you though and you can see how well it works for you.
First of all, I take gymnema (standard process is the best brand because it is the strongest. It is expensive though, so you may try one of the cheaper brands like I’m having to do right now because we are low on the moola. Look on Amazon for gymnema sylvestre. Also, you may want to consider cutting out simple starches and sugars from your diet. Red potatoes instead of russets, brown rice pasta instead of regular, agave nectar or coconut palm sugar or stevia instead of regular sugar etc. When I eat “right” my dark patches are lighter.
Next, I exfoliate every time I shower, with those scrubby gloves. Then I use apple cider vinegar and dab it on the areas with a cotton ball. Then I moisturize with coconut oil. I have a hard time being consistent with anything I do regarding my beauty regimen, so I just do it here and there as I see fit.
While all this stuff helps, I think the most important part is to learn to recognize when you are engaging in negative self-talk and learn strategies to counteract them. Their are tons of cognitive behavioral strategies that you can employ to help you.