I found this post from a couple of years ago in my drafts and thought it worth sharing this week…
If you’re a regular Facebook user, you may have seen the trend of sharing memes of people, then tagging your friends that they’re looking for them. It’s cruel and nasty and by taking part in it, you’re basically bullying someone.
We all feel self conscious sometimes. I’ve cried my eyes out after being insulted. I have friends, good friends, who have cried and felt ugly because someone criticised their appearance. Some of those friends have bought into this current trend.
Stop it. Stop it now.
If you’ve ever shared one of these memes, or taken the piss out of a “funny” photo on Facebook, just stop and think. Have you ever had your appearance criticised? How did you feel? Did you feel shit? Good. Now think about how you could be making someone else feel.
It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme for this year is Body Image.
Think about what you’re doing to someone when you buy into a meme picking on someone’s appearance. Stop it. You’re better than that.
I have horrible teeth. I hate my thighs. But it isn’t for anyone else to shame me for them. It isn’t for anyone else to shame you for something you are self conscious of.