Hay gente que con su sola presencia hacen de las redes sociales un sitio mejor. Una de estas personas es Megan Jayme Crabbe, una joven de 24 años que se convirtió en un fenómeno viral en Instagram gracias a que consiguió vencer una enfermedad tan terrible como es la anorexia. Megan ha convertido su cuenta de IG en un bonito ejemplo para millones de adolescentes que sufren esta epidemia del siglo XXI de que es posible vencer a la anorexia para siempre.
“Wait so you just decided to RUIN your body?” Nah, I just stopped torturing myself every day for not fitting an image I was never supposed to be. · “But you look so much healthier to me before.” That’s funny, you looked so much more intelligent to me before you equated health with weight and forgot that mental health is health too. · “You could have stayed the same and loved your body, you didn’t need to get fat.” I could have stayed the same and spiralled back into the eating disorder that almost killed me when I was 15. I could have kept starving myself and obsessively working out for hours everyday but it never would have lead me to self love. No matter how much weight I lost there was always still something to hate. And sure, people don’t NEED to gain weight to find their self love, this is just what my body needed to do to match up to my mental freedom. THIS IS MY HAPPY BODY. · “But surely you can’t be happy looking like that now, I could never be happy in that body.” I didn’t think I could either, but as it turns out, happiness isn’t a size. And I wasted far too many years believing that it was. Now I’m not going to stop letting people know that they deserve happiness exactly as they are. They deserve to live now, not 10 pounds from now. They deserve that mental freedom. So to every person reading this: I hope you get your freedom too, however it might look. I’ll be cheering you on every step of the way. 💜💙💚🌈🌞 P.s. these are all comments I received on my last before/after picture, luckily for me, they just make me want to keep going even more 👊
En una de sus últimas publicaciones, Megan mostraba una fotografía de antes, cuando padecía la enfermedad, y ahora, totalmente recuperada y feliz:
“Eso es gracioso, tú te veías mucho más inteligente antes de que igualaras la salud con el peso y olvidaras que la salud mental es salud también”
Podrías haberte mantenido igual y amar tu cuerpo, no necesitabas volverte gorda.
Podría haberme mantenido igual y volver a caer en un desorden alimenticio que casi me mató cuando tenía 15 años. Podría haber seguido muriendo de hambre y ejercitando obsesivamente por horas todos los días, pero eso nunca me llevaría a encontrar el amor propio. Esto es simplemente lo que mi cuerpo necesitaba para emparejarse con mi libertad mental. ESTE ES MI CUERPO Feliz.
Pero seguramente no puedes ser feliz viéndote así, yo no sería feliz en ese cuerpo.
Yo tampoco pensaba que podría, pero resulta que la felicidad no es una talla. Y yo gasté muchos años pensando que así era. Ahora no pararé de hacerle saber a la gente que merecen felicidad exactamente como son. Merecen vivir ahora, no en 5 kilos más. Se merecen esa libertad mental. Así que para todos los que están leyendo esto: espero que tengan su libertad también, sea como sea que se vea. Los estaré alentando en cada paso del camino”
So yesterday I did a bopo wardrobe blitz. I got rid of everything that no longer fits because of this beautiful bit of extra chub I’m rocking lately. I didn’t vow to diet myself back into the clothes like I used to. My peace of mind is way more important than any piece of fabric! During the clear out I found these – my old Spanx. I used to squeeze myself into them every single time I wore a dress, because I bought into the idea that if my stomach wasn’t flat, I wasn’t worthy of being seen. I’d go hungry all day, sweat my life away, and take a million trips to the bathroom just to roll them back up. I wish I could have realised that it was okay to just wear the damn dress and let my stomach be free! I didn’t need to look as toned as possible to deserve going out. I didn’t need to live in fear of being caught at the wrong angle and someone seeing that *GASP* MOST TUMMIES ARE NOT COMPLETELY FLAT. And I seriously could have saved myself from so much dehydration. So the Spanx were the final thing on the clear out pile. And if you’re still holding onto items of clothing that only serve to make you uncomfortable and look smaller than you are, take this as your permission to get rid of them. Sure, if they bring you joy, keep them, but if they don’t, let them go. And let those glorious tummies be free! 💜💙💚🌈🌞 Undercrackers by @curvykate ✨
Pero, aunque la gran mayoría de usuarios felicitó a la joven por su buen aspecto y por su fuerza para superar a la maldita anorexia, hubo algunos energúmenos que comentaron que estaba mejor antes. Unos trolls de pacotilla que buscaban la polémica y que se llevaron el ZASCA de su vida con la respuesta de Megan. Ahora venid por otra.
IT’S #DONTHATETHESHAKE TIIIIIME 💃 time to appreciate aaaall the jiggle, aaaall the squish, aaaall the jelly. Every. Last. Pound of it. Our bodies are so worthy of love in still pictures, and so worthy of love in movement too, that’s what #donthatetheshake is all about! And if you’re feeling the jiggle, make sure you go and check out the original creator of the shake and all round GODDESS @yourstruelymelly 💜 you can see more videos at @donthatetheshake and EVERYONE is invited to make their own and come to the bopo dance party! 🎉💜💙💚🌈🌞 P.s. my sister is obsessed with Ed Sheeran and her life size cardboard cut out obviously had to be in this 😂
I wanna take a minute to answer a question that I get asked a lot: how did I gain weight? Every day someone asks me this, usually they’re naturally slim and since Kardashian curves are the new ideal, they think they need to gain weight to be beautiful. I’ve gained a hell of a lot of weight over the years, so here’s my answer: I did not intentionally gain weight to have the body I have now. I didn’t decide what size I wanted to be and then force myself into it. This is the body that recovery gave me. This is the body that being mentally free gave me. This is my happy body. When I post about loving it, I am NEVER saying that other people need to have a body like mine to be worthy of self love. Nobody in the body positive community is promoting a particular body type as the key to happiness. Whatever body type you have right now, you are worthy of self love. Me telling naturally thin people how to gain weight to fit an idea of beauty, is no different from me telling naturally bigger people how to lose weight to fit an idea of beauty. It’s just not body positive. At all. Whatever body type you have when you’re mentally free and at peace with food/exercise – that is your happy body. Whatever size or shape, including people who are just supposed to be thin. So no, I can’t tell you what I did to gain weight. Because the only answer is that I found freedom and grew into the body that I was always supposed to have. Your body freedom will look different from mine. And it will be equally worthy of love, no matter what. 💜💙💚🌈🌞 P.s. to anyone currently in recovery from a restrictive eating disorder – THIS IS NOT ME TELLING YOU THAT YOU DON’T HAVE TO GAIN WEIGHT. Remember, mental health is what counts here. And however recovery makes your body look, THAT is your happy body. You’re worthy of love every step of the way, but you have to let your body heal however it needs to. All my love. ✨ P.s. a few of the bopo babes realised #thisismyhappybody NEEDS TO BE A THING! So let’s make it a thing 😘