Hey you !! You know that shirt or pants your wearing ? Did you ever not buy something because of the number or size on the tag ?? Be honest..... YEA we all do it !!! However, know this:" YOU ARE NOT THE NUMBER ON YOUR TAG"
Don’t let the number on a tag of clothing define who you are or what you can do. Don’t let society classify, separate, or shelve you that way. I know I feel that pressure all the time. For goodness sakes I don't own a pair of jeans that even fit !!! Not because of the number because well I am short, muscular and not everything (if anything) caters to my frame !
The number on a tag has NOTHING to do with your personality, your self worth or what you offer the world. It is merely just a size on a piece of clothing. Here is an example:
Comedian Amy Schumer made headlines recently when she struck at Glamour magazine for implying she was bigger than average. Schumer said, “I think there’s nothing wrong with being plus size. Beautiful healthy women. Plus size is considered size 16 in America. I go between a size 6 and an 8. @glamourmag put me in their plus size only issue without asking or letting me know and it doesn’t feel right to me. Young girls seeing my body type thinking that is plus size? What are your thoughts? Mine are not cool glamour not glamorous.”
Even a celebrity was upset by this label that has an impact on MANY people she meets. Our society should value all people, regardless of what number is on a tag in their clothing. Think about this, many competitions that have a physical feat in them: strongman, crossfit, powerlifting,etc... have NOTHING to do with how small you are or what clothes size you wear. NO its about how much you can lift, move, carry or throw. That is all. These women athletes go out there and just own it ! Nobody seemed to care what size anyone was, just what they could do.
Why is this important? Because these women tiny, average, or plus size were out there doing it. They weren’t hiding and they didn’t stay home. They didn’t decide not to enter any competition until the tag on their clothing read X number. They just got strong and then they went and did.
The mindset is more important than any view society has placed on what "should" be. It’s taking your destiny into your own hands. And that’s what all these strong women are doing, no matter their size: they were taking their destiny into their hands. They were refusing to let society define them by a number on a tag in their clothing.
I know that this is hard. I struggle daily myself. But at the end of the day, you need to do what is right for YOU and no one else.