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Para sobrevivir a la anorexia y al body shaming en internet hay que tener una actitud excepcional, como la de Megan Jayne Crabbe

Para sobrevivir a la anorexia y al body shaming en internet hay que tener una actitud excepcional, como la de Megan Jayne Crabbe
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Megan Jayne Crabbe es una mujer increíble que ha conseguido sobrevivir a una anorexia desde que tenía 13 años y aprendido a amar su cuerpo tal y como es. Para contagiar al resto del mundo con esta actitud body positive, Megan abrió una web y una cuenta de Instagram donde cuenta su experiencia y lanza mensajes de ánimo e inspiradores a sus followers: Bodyposipanda.

Hace unos días decidió subir dos imágenes de ella, antes y después de superar la anorexia. Pero entre los mensajes positivos que recibió también hubo espacio para críticas, mensajes donde acusaban a Megan de estropear su cuerpo y engordar, mensajes que iban totalmente en contra del propósito inicial de las fotos, pero que ella decidió contestar sin miedo y dando una gran lección de auto-estima y seguridad en sí misma.

El mensaje de Megan sobre su vida antes y después de la anorexia ha llegado a muchas personas, ha conseguido 100.000 likes y más de cuatro mil comentarios sobre su actitud, su lucha contra la enfermedad y el ejemplo que es para toda la sociedad.

On the left is me 2 1/2 years ago, just before I found body positivity, and on the right is me today. You'll probably notice the most obvious thing I've gained between these two pictures: weight. But there are so many other things I've gained as well. I've gained mental freedom. I've gained self love. I've gained my life back after so many years of believing that I wasn't worthy of living it because of how my body looked. I know the world wants you to believe that the less you weigh the happier you'll be. I know I'm supposed to feel ashamed of this transformation. I'm supposed to vow to lose the weight, I'm supposed to spend my life chasing the body on the left and buying into the idea that I'll be more valuable once I get there. But I'm not going to do that. Instead I'm going to tell you what I learnt from all those wasted years chasing washboard abs and dropping numbers on the scale: happiness is not a size. Weight loss does not cure self hatred. Mental health matters more than a dress size does. And we are all so worthy of self love exactly as we are. It's time we took a stand and refused to keep hurting ourselves in the pursuit of a 'perfect' body that doesn't even exist. It's time for us to realise that we're already good enough. It's time for us to take our power back. 💜💙💚🌈🌞

Una publicación compartida de Megan Jayne Crabbe 🐼 (@bodyposipanda) el

"A la izquierda yo hace dos años y medio, justo antes de que descubriera lo que es el "body positive", y a la derecha, yo hoy. Probablemente notarás la cosa más obvia que he ganado entre las dos imágenes: peso. Pero también otras muchas cosas que he ganado también. He ganado libertad mental, autoestima. He ganado mi vida de vuelta después de muchos años pensando que no merecía la pena vivir por cómo era mi cuerpo."

Pero entre esos comentarios también los hay negativos, acusaciones de que Megan se ha echado a perder y que ahora luce mucho peor y menos sana que hace años. Comentarios a los que ella ha respondido sin miedo, demostrando que no depende de su aspecto físico nunca más para ser feliz.

"Espera, ¿has decidido arruinar tu cuerpo?"

"No, he dejado de torturarme a mí misma cada día por no encajar en la imagen que se supone que debo encajar."

"Pero parecías mas saludable antes."

"Es divertido, tú me parecías más inteligente antes de que asociaras salud con peso y olvidaste que la salud mental también es salud."

"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 👊

Una publicación compartida de Megan Jayne Crabbe 🐼 (@bodyposipanda) el

Al final, para esta superviviente a la anorexia lo realmente importante no se ve por fuera.

"Resulta que la felicidad no es una talla. He gastado demasiados años de mi vida creyéndolo. Y ahora no voy a dejar que otras personas no sepan que se merecen ser felices tal y como son. Se merecen vivir hoy, no dentro de cinco kilos. Se merecen esa libertad mental. Así que, para todo el mundo que lea esto: espero que consigas también tu libertad, sea como sea. Te estaré animando 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 ✨

Una publicación compartida de Megan Jayne Crabbe 🐼 (@bodyposipanda) el

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