Body Positivity PSA featuring Steven Universe by Rebecca Sugar
First of all I’d like to say I did this more for myself as a way to vent, rather than something really meaningful, as I do understand there are tons of things like this all over tumblr.
I have a history of hating myself for my body. My body type is extremely close to Amethyst’s, and so is my height. I am a white genderqueer individual, and I am seventeen years old. I have a skin picking disorder which makes my skin look swollen and bruised. I have saggy boobs and I tend to be too lazy to shave my body hair. Sometimes I go, “I am so gross I should go die or something.” But, lately I am feeling much more positive about myself. I was born a chubby kid and I was always on diets. I was bullied a lot, and by the time I reached Middle School I started hating myself. I sunk into depression, and until a year ago, has been in the worst period of my life. I also have hypersomnia, which is when you sleep too much and have excessive daytime sleepiness.. This caused me to be less active and gain more weight. I also started adopting self harming behavior. It was terrible. My family and others insulted me constantly and had an uncomfortable obsession with making me skinny. I understand that health is an issue but the fact it…I am completely healthy. I have been to doctors and I am confirmed healthy. Yeah. I got help for my depression which is one of the best decisions I ever made. Now I am sitting here, positive about myself, because I am beautiful, and I am proud to be myself.
Beauty IS in the eyes of the beholder. Words like fat, skinny, ugly, beautiful, are all opinions. There are things like underweight, overweight, and other characteristics. Each person has their own perception of all those things. And although beauty is not as important as your inner world, it still is a factor that contributes to how you are percieved by the public. First of all, there are always going to be people with slanted perception of beauty and be jerks about it. But what beauty is, is confidence. You do have one body. You’re going to be spending your whole life in that body. Treat yourself like a friend. Why is confidence attractive? It’s because you understand your own flaws, yet still to choose to love yourself. Happy people are much more approachable. Buck teeth? Smile like you’re the happiest person in the world! Stretch marks? Wear your crop tops and short shorts! Be comfortable and Connected to yourself. Also, every single person has their own idea of what attractive is, so you’re never going to please everyone. But, since you are so different, you are bound to meet your significant other(s). And their preferences don’t even matter. For example, my preferance is a curvy, busty girl with long hair, and energetic personality. I am currently dating a shy, skinny, tomboy with short hair. I am happy and I find her completely beautiful. I believe I am not the only person in the world who is blinded by mental attraction.
But yeah, the point is: Y’all should learn to love yourselves, because y’all are cool and beautiful in your own ways.