Don't let your mind bully your body.

Updated: Jan 6

"You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens."

Body shaming is rampant nowadays; both men and women experience body shaming. No matter the body size, looks, skin color, and body shape individuals can experience this form of bullying. Even just having stretch marks or a scar can be used to body shame a person. It can be because of a person’s height, skin color, the way they dress, and sadly even a disability.

It happens online and offline; it’s too toxic and can negatively affect a person’s mental health. Body shaming is a form of bullying where someone is judged based on the way they look. Typically, a person is body-shamed by being overweight or underweight or by not fitting in with society’s expectations of being “thin and beautiful”.

How Can Body-Shaming Affect a Person?

Body shaming can negatively affect a person in many ways. Body shaming may lead to:

  • Low self-esteem