I consume size-ist media at least 20 times a day. Ads, the radio, the internet, it is everywhere. People are valued less if they are a larger size. It is what it is in our society. I freaking hate it. But I don't hate myself because of it. My self-worth is not tied to societies standards of what is beautiful.
I had an epiphany.
We as women have never felt like our bodies were "perfect". When we were in High School, regardless if we weighed 120 lbs or 220 lbs, we hated our bodies and thought we were "Fat". As we gained years, and inevitably weight, our self image just got worse! If we hated our bodies at 120 lbs, imagine how much we hate them at 150 or 170! We WISH we were the size we were in High School, where we spent all that time hating that body even-tho we now envy it! It's because we are conditioned to believe that we are not good enough until we are tiny picture perfect models of people. Until we look like the models or whoever the standard of beauty is today (it changes CONSTANTLY. "oh now strong is the new skinny. Sucks for all you skinny women, you are no longer beautiful. Now you have to be STRONG!" "Oh not that strong, you look like a man!" etc) we feel like we will never be happy with our bodies.
It is only when we accept, and I mean TRULY, unequivocally, passionately accept that we are PERFECT on the inside, that we will stop worrying about what we are on the outside.
Body perfection doesn't exist.
But if you believe you are perfect on the inside, the IMPORTANT side, then you can stop feeling so much hate toward the outside. Your disappointment will fade, and the daily media won't ruin you anymore. That crap has no affect on me. I am not measured by what society says I should look like. I am fucking awesome on the inside. I know that for a FACT, so who cares if I don't look like a Victoria's Secret model? I sure don't.