9 People With Chronic Illness Who Fought Back Against Body-Shaming
Chronic illnesses can literally impact your physical as well as mental health in the worst way possible. This is because you find people questioning as well as commenting on the way you look just when you try to get over the weight fluctuations, body marks and scars. People suffering from chronic illnesses should not be ashamed of things which they are not capable of handling. The world makes you feel conscious about your body image by making you a laughing stock.
This is why we have sorted out a list of amazing individuals who have not only battled with chronic illnesses but also have powerful advice for others suffering from the same kind of diseases and body shaming. These are the individuals who have spoken up against bullying, judgment, and criticism to tell the world that the inside is what makes one beautiful.
Sarah Hyland, the star of TV series, “Modern Family” spoke out against the haters via Twitter with words that are definitely going to sync and resonate with the feelings of those individuals who are going through illnesses which affect physical changes. The actress suffered from kidney dysplasia and went through a kidney transplant back in 2012. Sarah responded to the body-shamers by stating that:
“I don’t mind when you say that I look pregnant. Or fat. Because I know that my face is swollen from medication that is saving my life. For those on prednisone I know what you’re going through and I commend you sticking it out as I have… Don’t let other’s comments alter any part of you! Love and positivity is what we need most.”
Lizzie Velasquez decided to respond to the cruel videos and memes that mocked her rare disease and appearance. She took the opportunity and educated the body-shamers regarding the neonatal progeroid syndrome by saying that:
“Instead of just sitting by and watching these people judge me, I’m starting to want to go up to these people and introduce myself, or give them my card, and say, “Maybe you should stop staring and start learning.”