Body Neutrality Is My New Jam
Here I’ve been banging my head against a wall
For years trying to understand
What my position on body positivity is, and
Wham– body neutrality.
That’s what it is.
I am all about health, functionality
Fulfilled living, which doesn’t have much
Anything to do with any kind of
Instagram filter. I don’t care
What I happen to look like, and I really don’t think
You should either. Obviously practice
Good hygiene, take care of yourself
Support each other’s healthy goals
But to unecessarily punish yourself
In the name of some unacheivable goal
That ultimately takes you to the same place
You were going to go–
You know what I mean?
Health and fitness used to be reasonable,
Achievable, even dare I say
Now it’s something that you have to prove
Over and over and over again.
You’re always working towards that high you’ll
Never, ever reach. A “motivational peak”
A fatphobic carrot on a stick that
You’ll never, ever sink your teeth into.
Some things are better when everyone
Just stays neutral, and listens.
That applies to your body, others, and
Basic everyday conversations.