A trainer reached out to Cassie to offer to get her in shape for her wedding (which she was totally fine with – she gets it), but after she turned him down nicely…he kept trying to shame her into doing it.
What do you say to a total STRANGER who’s trying to make you feel bad about yourself?
YOU. CLAP. BACK.
You guys were AMAZING in all of your support yesterday – and some of you shared the most beautiful stories.
And the trainer himself heard everything that went down yesterday…and reached out AGAIN.
We are SHOCKED at what people said to Cassie about her weight after Yahoo Beauty posted the article about her conversation with the trainer who tried to shame her into hiring him to help her lose weight for her wedding day. Words are weapons, people. Why are we so mean to each other?
And there’s ONE call that came through – and that’s why you have to continue to speak up.
Twenty-four hours later, after she had time to digest, here’s what Cassie feels.
And the story has gone viral! Check it out in People | US Weekly | Huffington Post | New York Post | Elle UK | Mashable | Shape | Scary Mommy | Elite Daily | Refinery29 | The Knot | The New Zealand Herald | The Mirror | Yahoo Beauty | Bustle | Japan’s Tabi Labo | Australian News | Allure | The Stir
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This guy reached out to me on Twitter with a pitch, and it spiraled into something else. I’m posting this because I want every woman and man to know that it does not MATTER what you look like. (I’m blue. He’s gray. Swipe to read.) You are worthy. Love is out there for you. Life is waiting with open arms. It doesn’t matter if you’re skinny or fat or between the two or willowy or broad shouldered or peer shaped or like a board or anything in between. You get good stuff in life by being YOU. That’s what matters. If you think of life as a “game” with being skinny as how you “win,” this guy is offering to play by the rules and get you there. I’m telling you the game is BOGUS. You don’t need the game. I reject the game. I REFUSE TO PLAY. It’s a fake construct that you can step outside of. Your inner-value and self-worth comes from YOU, not what you look like. Who gives a f**k if you got a few extra pounds. Or ten. Or twenty. Thirty. Whatever. If you are happy and healthy, that’s ALL that matters. Those pounds DO ????NOT ????DEFINE ????YOU ????OR ????YOUR ????WORTH. Don’t let people like this try to convince you otherwise, because they’ll try – but it’s because they don’t understand yet. They’re caught up in the game and can’t see it for what it is. You can. Life is waiting for you. It’s too short to be spent worrying about a belly roll. Go be happy and live it to your fullest.
Say it with me:
My weight does not define my value.
My weight does not define my self-worth.
My weight does not define ME.
I ???? AM ???? WORTHY????
— Cassie Young (@CassandraYoung) August 24, 2017