Artist creates spot-on comic about the constant need to love your body
Based on the popular media, plus-size ladies have two choices: Hate yourself while you diet and exercise obsessively until you get the "perfect" body or love every single bit of yourself unconditionally and never doubt your body is "perfect." These are both difficult and unrealistic standards to maintain, frankly. Most women, no matter what their size, will have mixed feelings about their bodies that can change day to day or even hour to hour. Yet for some reason, we don't talk about that vast middle ground between self-hate and self-love.
But one Tumblr illustrator, known as angryartist113, is aiming to fix that and open up the conversation about the very complicated relationship we have with our bodies. Her comic series, called "Is this healthy?" features her personal struggles as a plus-size woman and asks some very important questions: