I STAND for honest design communications and a visual culture that caters to reality. Bodies will always be diverse. Wellness is attainable for every body.
(Took me long enough, but I finally submitted to the I STAND series!)
but weight really can dictate your health?
am I being really ignorant here? of course your weight doesn’t dictate your worth, but it certainly affects your general bodily health and wellbeing if you’re within the morbid obesity category or very underweight.
isn’t it impossible to be that overweight and still be healthy? if your weight impedes your movement/breathing/gives you diabetes etc.? or if you’re so underweight your bodily functions are slowed or stopped? just because you’re thin it doesn’t mean you’re healthy by a long shot, but if a person is morbidly obese could they really call themselves ‘healthy’?
just because a big person can be an awesome sportsperson or be generally fit, surely that doesnt negate the fact that many people’s health is dictated by their weight, and is the only cause for their health problems
or is this more about how weight is used to portray health in the media? maybe i’m just missing something and misreading though, im not trying to hurt anyones feelings at all, but that first part of the sign just doesnt make sense to me
being fat does not automatically condemn a person to poor health. and even if it does, it’s not really anyone’s business aside from the person who belongs to that body, and we should avoid policing other peoples lifestyles. nobody likes a concern troll.
every body has the capability to be healthy or start a journey to wellness in the body they have now, and they should have the right to find the level of health they need without bringing their body size or anyone else’s expectations into the equation.
we all live and exist in the bodies we have whether we’re healthy or not, but you can’t make that assessment by simply looking at a person. fat is in some cases an indicator of poor health, but so is being “too thin”, or looking green or something, or sometimes people look perfectly normal but are perfectly unhealthy.
the point is, your weight doesn’t dictate anything about you, your health or your worth. you do.
if you’d like to learn more about this, please feel free to peruse my list of resources and links.