#StrongNotSkinny is a Load of Balls: I Agree With Yoga Company Breath Like You Mean It
For a little while, I used the hashtag #StrongNotSkinny. I used it when I put up exercise posts, when I put up pictures where you could see I was clearly not the size 6 New Face I once was and when I looked nice in yoga shoots. Every time I used it, I felt a bit…Uncommitted to it. Maybe it’s because a tiny part of me typing that hashtag was a little resentful towards that size 6, Mars Bar guzzling, never-exercising, naturally ab-ed New Face I once was. Maybe it felt like I was jumping on a body positivity bandwagon. Whatever it was, it didn’t sit right and I was uneasy with it and I stopped pretty pronto.
My very good friend Shirani Bolle, who’s art I’ve featured before, has totally hit the nail on the head, so go read her short, punchy, on-the-money post on why it’s a load of balls!