Many of us have grown up with body image issues. The films and advertisements we watch and the magazines we read celebrate an ideal body-type and make us feel bad about our otherwise perfectly normal bodies. For example, when we don’t fit into our clothes, we never think about the clothes not being of the right size. In fact, we think, “Oh, I’m not in the right size for this dress.”
However, one 12-year-old girl’s fresh perspective on not fitting into clothes is winning people’s hearts and minds online. When the girl tried on a pair of pants and it didn’t fit her, she said, “I think my thighs and butt are too powerful for these pants.”
Her mother took to Twitter to write how if everyone thought like her, the diet industry would crumble!
My 12yo just tried on a pair of snow pants that were too small and said “I think my thighs & butt are too powerful for these pants"
Just think how quickly the #diet industry would fail if more of us thought like her. 💪
— Natalie (@natvan) December 26, 2020
A few other parents shared similar experiences where their kids blamed the clothes instead of blaming their bodies.
When my daughter was 12-13yo she told me “something’s wrong with these pants, something happened to them,” when she couldn’t pull them up all the way. It’s always the pants with the problem girl, your body is perfect in all of its changing and evolving ways. https://t.co/KzLkjOYYlK
— Dr. Come-At-Us-Please-Stephanie Jones she/her (@stephaniejonesa) December 28, 2020
I tried on a skirt once and difficulty with the zip, 'oh dear mummy,' my 5 yr old explained, 'you've outgrown it.' I felt so much better about it!! 🙂 https://t.co/0LH9WwaWGb
— lynne pardoe (@LPsocialwork) December 28, 2020
My daughter is 16 and has size 12 feet, along with being 5’9″.
She finally just accepted it, bought some Doc Martens, and said she was gonna crush everything in her way. 🤷♀️
— TheIronMontage (@TheIronMontage) December 28, 2020
My dad “joked” that he could see my butt growing when I accepted a box of chocolates from mom for Christmas. I have an AMAZING butt and boobs and will not be accepting critique, lol.
— Eos Strikes Back (@EosRose) December 28, 2020
Many were inspired by this new perspective and lauded the little girl for teaching them how to change their thought process!
— Shikha Pandey (@shikhashauny) December 30, 2020
I love this! My waist is currently too powerful for my jeans as well. 💪👊
— Mr. D (@123_Mr_D) December 28, 2020
— Vivienne Grace 🐾 (@AnimalPAWSE) December 29, 2020
My sister-in-law split her leggings this Christmas and I can't wait to share this with her. https://t.co/jpAe1Z5m3l
— Michelle (@hookaduckduck) December 28, 2020
This is a very helpful tweet to read at this time of the year. Hashtag new perspective. https://t.co/Xz7OV59tik
— Prano Bailey-Bond (@pranobaileybond) December 28, 2020
So far my thighs and butt are more powerful than any pair of snow pants that has ever existed.
THE POWER. THE ABSOLUTE POWER. https://t.co/qQcfZSQIW4
— Mellzah (@Mellzah) December 28, 2020
OMG, this is body positivity to the MAX! I love it!! ❤❣❤💪 https://t.co/VWoPmWNnGg
— ꧁Rita Rantović꧂ (@HaranguerRita) December 29, 2020
I will be taking this approach from now on 💪
— Miss Beale (@MissBeale11) December 28, 2020
In this new year, lets all promise to be kinder to ourselves and love ourselves a little more! 🙂