There are three types of skinny girls:
1. Girls that are naturally skinny (high metabolism, genes)
2. Girls that keep themselves skinny (usually healthy, by choice)
3. Girls that force themselves to be skinny (bulimia, anorexia)
There are different levels of skinny, some girls are skinnier than others but we are all skinny. Some girls may look anorexic but they are not anorexic. People should not assume that every skinny girl is anorexic.
Anorexia is a serious issue - an eating disorder. We don’t condone such unhealthy practices because it’s damaging to their bodies, and can cause permanent reproductive damages amongst other dangers. It’s an awful thing to do to your body. There are healthier ways to lose weight.
This blog is for the 1. and 2. type of skinny girls. Although 3. is welcome as they may also come to realise these issues that we face daily :)
What’s your personal tumblr and are you the only owner of this blog?
My name is Rose and yes, I am the one and only owner and creator of The SGP.
How do I click on the link to open it in a new tab and reblog?
To open a link in a new tab: Press CTRL + Click on ‘reblog’
Why did you create this blog?
I’ll keep this as short as I can. When society sees a skinny girl they presume that she probably starves herself, that she is healthy or that she is suffering from an eating disorder. There is an immediate disdain for a thin woman because people feel as though skinny women are unhealthy and do not eat. There are girls who are naturally skinny and you will be surprised by the amount of people who do not know something such as a fast/high metabolism exists. You can be naturally skinny and be unhealthy too because it does not guarantee health, amongst other issues (read problems/stories). There is nothing worse than being powerlessly in control over your weight and being attacked for that because people do not accept you. The ‘skinny-shaming’ and ‘skinny-bashing’ is prominent in many magazines, articles and in the general media which has led to negative connotations being associated with the body type. People are blaming models for girls starving themselves, using terms such as ‘sickenly thin’ or ‘skin and bones’ to describe a woman. Ehm, skinny girls have emotions too. I have been saddened to receive messages from girls as young as 11 and 13 who are feeling extremely diffident about their bodies, and their self-consciousness about their bodies has increased due to the way the media perceives their bodies. There are actual skinny girls who eat way more than the people that make these remarks but yet they are ignorant of it. Of course these are symptoms of a superficial society which is another sad part. But is there really anything wrong with simply asserting the truth that EVERY BODY TYPE IS BEAUTIFUL. You have the Dove ‘Real Beauty’ Campaign and many self image campaigns that have excluded skinny girls in our society and only included bigger girls. Search it on Google Images.
Please read the stories and problems and understand how much teasing, commenting, bullying, exclusion, sadness, diffidence and body hate goes in the lives of many skinny girls in today’s society. I have a metabolism rate that is super fast rendering me zero control over it despite me eating so much, but yet I face these everyday problems in my surroundings and through the media, never mind other girls. Wouldn’t the world be boring if there existed only bigger girls? Skinny girls have a place too. We do not condone starvation neither do our bodies have ‘starve yourself’ written on it. Some girls feel lots of guilt, as well as naturally and choice skinny celebrities. Read my reply here on the guilt issue. I have always asked: is the problem with the skinny celebrities or with the girls who are starving themselves? It is futile to lead a live blaming the other body shape for a confidence issue. Confidence means not caring what society thinks and no one should determine a preference for you as long as you are healthy. But who can determine what ‘healthy’ is? That’s another issue. Let people be happy with themselves. If you see a skinny girl, let her be skinny. If you see a bigger girl, let her be big. It is her body. Do not judge.
Fat girls have problems, yes we have all acknowledged that, but it is all going the wrong way when skinny girls are getting so much attack from the media claiming ”real women have curves”, ”skinny women are evil’’, ”only dogs like bones” and being skinny is unhealthy etc. Many health articles are insensitive and perhaps ignorant of the fact that there are skinny girls who are facing serious self image issues too. Their lives are far from perfect and these words do actually hurt real people. They are not being chased after to be fed compliments; instead they are being insulted, bullied and teased. You would not be surprised by how easy people can approach a skinny girl to ask her why she is so skinny as opposed to doing that to a bigger woman. You would not be surprised by how easy it is for people to grab your wrist and tell you that you need to eat more when they have no clue how much you do. Does the media need to attack one body type in order to boost the confidence of the other? It will not work. It only boosts the ego and pride but true confidence comes from within because naturally skinny people will continue to be born and people will continue to choose to be skinny so you better accept it. I realised how society makes it seem as though skinny girls have no difficulties facing them, like we are meant to be so-called ”perfect” and ‘model-like’. It is far from the reality. My skinny-ness does not define me. Let me be because you have no idea what I go through. I want to be happy with myself without being judged, without facing all of these problems. As you can see, the problems are various which is why I created this blog.
This blog aims to highlight the issues and raise awareness the as double-standards and ignorance needs to be eradicated. The various stories and problems posted on here will give you considerable insights. The point of this blog isn’t to put down bigger girls, rather the point of it is for all of us to come together and share the problems we face in our lives. It is a movement to raise awareness that skinny girls face horrible problems too and there is absolutely nothing wrong with a skinny person who is healthy and wants to be happy with the way they are born naturally.
I am glad I’m running this blog because I’ve received many amazing messages from girls who said they felt better knowing they weren’t alone as there are many girls out there suffering from these problems. When I initially started this blog, I honestly never knew I would receive so many messages! I have also received messages from girls who were planning to lose weight/starve themselves and have chosen not to after reading the stories. I have received messages from bigger girls who have come to respect skinny girls much morn. So yes, I very much acknowledge the messages!
Every woman is beautiful, regardless of her shape and size. Confidence starts from within and pleasing society does not come in its definition.
A few things to note about this blog…
This blog is a positive blog, that means positive in the messages we send and the things we post, in overall. It is not a debating blog (like many tumblr blogs), it is simply for people who support (both skinny and bigger girls do) the message to come together and raise awareness. The issue is a bigger issue. If you do not support or have an opposing statement, rudeness is not needed and it will be dismissed. Read my reply to this one person which summarises my point. It is not difficult to be kind and polite, don’t succumb to the many ways of being mean and rude because you think it will make you look smarter or stronger. Actually, it only show’s your weakness. Positive bloggin’, please! #Happyblog.
Why is it called ”The Skinny Girl…”?
It is so when it comes to problems like this, many of us tend to be facing it alone. Whether it is being the only skinny person in your family, amongst your friends or facing the situation alone with no one who genuinely understands or believes you. It makes our problems all the more worse because no one can relate to you. For example, comments such as ”The skinny one/friend”, ”you’re skinny” show how people think it’s sort of odd to be a certain size. We are being pointed at.
I’m a skinny girl but some of these things don’t relate to me. I feel like I can’t follow this blog?
If you read the disclaimer you will understand that these issues won’t relate to every skinny girl. Some skinny girls can have big butts, big breasts and hips and they may not necessarily look anorexic. Weight will vary. You can follow this blog but not everything will relate to you just like everything posted on here doesn’t relate to me. It is also for every skinny girl, regardless of weight. You don’t have to be skinny or be facing our problems to follow this blog. Even if you want to just be aware of these issues, you can follow :)
Is this blog only for skinny girls with a fast metabolism?
No, it’s also for girls who keep themselves skinny as they may also face problems such as that from the media and people’s preceptions on ”real women have curves” etc.
I submitted something, why isn’t it up?
- I usually post most submissions but they take time to create, or your post is probably in the queue.
- Your submission has already been posted by someone else or it is similar to something that has previously been posted. It won’t be posted again.
- Your submission doesn’t make sense or it wasn’t worded well enough for me to understand. It won’t be posted.
What is the ‘submit your stories’ and ‘ask’ button for?
The ‘Submit your stories’ button is strictly for your personal stories and experiences, not opinions or questions. If you do the opposite I won’t be able to answer your questions or reply to it and it won’t be posted. Click ask to - ask a question, tell us your problems, rant, express yourself, state your opinion etc. You’re free to do so and anonymously too, if you wish. Your rant/opinion etc may be added to the problems page if it is a personal problem.
What is the ‘answer’ and ‘problems’ button for?
Answers - here I post general answers to controversies that would bring clarification, tips and solutions to people’s problems. Posted by me or others. Problems - aim to show people the problems that skinny girls face. Hence the Problems page aims to show the individual problems that are being faced and it can help you to gain a personal insight into these girls’ lives. Not everyone’s problems will be the same.
What is the link to the Body Mass Index (BMI) chart?
Click here. Keep in mind, it is just a guide used by doctors and dietitians. Use this as a guide to check your weight.
Where is the ultimate gain weight guide that you compiled?
What is metabolism?
Metabolism is the amount of energy (calories) that your body burns to maintain itself. Whether you are eating, drinking, sleeping, cleaning etc… your body is constantly burning calories to keep you going.
What is a high/fast metabolism?
A high metabolism means that the body is burning calories or fat at a much greater rate than average.
Is it ”high metabolism” or ”fast metabolism”?
It’s the same thing. Someone has a high rate of metabolism, someone has a fast rate of metabolism. Someone’s metabolism rate is fast, someone’s metabolism rate is high.
What is curvy?
Curves have to do with shape of your body, - big butt, big boobs and a thin waist usually define the ‘curves’ of a woman. Skinny girls can have big butts and big boobs too, skinny women can be curvy too. This shape is usually common amongst fatter or thicker women.
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