I believe every bride should make body-related choices for themselves. I commend the brides that love their curves. I really am proud of them, but sometimes they make me feel bad for having made my own different choice…
I am getting married this year and, while I love my curves, I want to feel comfortable in my strapless dress — having never showed that much skin in my life. So I made the personal choice to join a gym and eat better. Now I now find myself the recipient of passive aggressive comments from self-proclaimed anti-shamers.
It started with comments like, “You should be proud of your body.” And quickly turned to, “Don't let your mother get to you.” I'm now experiencing quips like, “Well, I love who I am.”
I don't feel like I'm getting support for my choices from the people I need it the most: my fellow curvy brides. How do I express to them that I feel like they are actually shaming me? -ShyBride
What are your favorite ways to let those who mean well know that they're actually making you feel body shamed?