Not all girls have curvy body
Not all girls are tall
Not all girls are sexy slim
Most girls don’t have it all.
Not all girls are unruly but also
Not all girls are prim and proper
Not all girls like frilly things
Not all girls are makeup lovers.
Not all girls receive equal opportunity
Not all girls have their voices heard
But some girls are rising up now
And will not be deterred.
To be fat is to be shameful
To be fat means to feel awful
This is what I learned as a child.
My family loved me, and I know they tried
Tried to protect me, but they do not know how much I cried
Because whenever I have an ounce of confidence
Society retaliates with a pound of uncertainty.
My curves became my curse and I hated myself
I felt like an unwanted book tucked away on the shelf
I hated my curves.
There are nights I’d pick myself up
Saying that I am enough and I am loved
But most nights…..most nights are awful
I lie to myself sometimes
That if I love my curves enough
Society will accept them and I will no longer need to hide