People are trying to shame Gigi Hadid about her body and her weight, snarking about how her body is ‘not right for the industry’ and so on.
But the gorgeous model is NOT having any of it!
The 22-year-old took to social to take on her body shamers – and to encourage empathy, understanding, and acceptance. Her strength and positivity are an inspiration to all those who are dealing with struggles on self-love.
Read her empowering words here:
For those of you so determined to come up w why my body has changed over the years, you may not know that when I started @ 17 I was not yet diagnosed w/Hashimoto’s disease; those of u who called me “too big for the industry” were seeing inflammation & water retention due to that.
Over the last few years I’ve been properly medicated to help symptoms including those, as well as extreme fatigue, metabolism issues, body’s ability to retain heat, etc … I was also part of a holistic medical trial that helped my thyroid levels balance out.
Although stress & excessive travel can also affect the body, I have always eaten the same, my body just handles it differently now that my health is better. I may be “too skinny” for u, honestly this skinny isn’t what I want to be, but I feel healthier internally and (cont)
(cont) am still learning and growing with my body everyday, as everyone is.
I will not further explain the way my body looks, just as anyone, with a body type that doesnt suit ur “beauty” expectation, shouldnt have to. Not to judge others, but drugs are not my thing, stop putting me in that box just because u dont understand the way my body has matured.”
Gigi ends on a very powerful note:
“Please, as social media users & human beings in general, learn to have more empathy for others and know that you never really know the whole story. Use your energy to lift those that you admire rather than be cruel to those u don’t.”
As her friend Kendall Jenner tweeted after her posts: Preach!