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

Recreational!

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.


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