Fat shaming is just as bad as harassment and discrimination. Remember, beauty comes in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Never value yourself in kilograms and pounds.at shaming is a norm these days, and many people disguise this repulsive habit as a way to motivate people to lose weight and change their lifestyle. It just doesn’t work that way.
Meet mom Chloe Wilson who was busy preparing for the family’s special day – the family photoshoot; an 80-minute session with the city’s famous photographer Lexie Moss. After all, it was a tradition they’d been following for centuries. Naturally, the Wilsons were excited about their big day; all except Mara Wilson – Chloe’s teenage daughter. Much like any teenager, Mara too had a sweet tooth and a craving for fast foods that left her a little on the heavier side; much to her mother’s dismay. Little did she know how important perfection was to Chloe; who was busy unboxing new dresses for Mara to try on.
When none of the dresses fit, Chloe, in a fit of anger, yelled at Mara for her unhealthy eating habits that caused her to gain weight. Lexie, on the other hand, saw how determined Chloe was to zip the one dress that barely fit Mara, and could tell that the poor girl felt insulted, was heartbroken and terrified of her mom’s idea of beauty and perfection. When she couldn’t hold in her tears any longer, Mara politely excused herself, leaving Chloe alone with Lexie.
Blaming teen issues, Chloe smiled at Lexie, thanking her for her patience and that’s when the photographer decided to teach the fat-shaming mom a life lesson. Lexie told Chloe how she almost lost her teenage daughter because she too, at some point in her life, fat-shamed her. When Lexie’s daughter, Ellie, was 16, she developed unhealthy food habits causing her to gain weight. Being a photographer by profession, Lexie wanted nothing but perfection, and couldn’t accept her daughter’s unexpected weight gain.
She decided to take matters into her own hands and started to strictly control her daughter’s diet. To Lexie, being thin was being beautiful. Being thin was being healthy. And she wanted her daughter to be beautiful and healthy. Lexie didn’t think she was wrong, after all, don’t all parents want their children to be beautiful and healthy? While there was nothing wrong with Lexie’s wish for her daughter’s health and wellbeing, but the way she handled the situation sent Ellie straight to the ER. Instead of teaching Ellie to embrace all her flaws and encourage her to appreciate her body, Lexie did the exact opposite, without realizing it.
Ellie crumbled under the diet pressures placed on her shoulders by her mom and soon she was battling for her life in the ER from possible organ failure. As she lay almost lifeless on the hospital bed, she apologized to Lexie for being overweight and for not being a perfect daughter. But Lexie had already learned a lesson. What wouldn’t she give to have her daughter back home? Everything. That is when she realized that as long as her daughter was happy, she was healthy, she was perfect. She promised Ellie that she’d support her in her journey to health instead of controlling her diet. Months later Ellie was back to being a healthy teenager with Lexie’s love and support.
Before Lexie could continue, Mara walked in and went straight to Chloe, but before she could say anything, she hugged Chloe and apologized for being overweight, and promised to go on a strict diet. Lexie couldn’t control her tears as she saw tears rolling down Chloe’s cheeks. Instead of fat-shaming, Chloe apologized to Mara and promised unconditional love and support to her. Chloe had learned a lesson that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes and that her daughter was beautiful and perfect just the way she was! Needless to say, that year, all smiles were genuine!
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