Meet your columnists:
Angelina Moles, left, is the Station Manager of KCSS, CSU Stanislaus’ radio station. Erika Anderson, right, is the Promotions Director of KCSS as well as a first-semester staff writer for Humanities and Arts and Entertainment for The Signal.
It is not easy being simply “you” in today’s society. With media constantly spreading images of what you should and should not look like and what you should and should not do, being unapologetically “you” is nearly impossible.
But that stops here.
My name is Angelina. I am 21 years old and I am a fat, fearless babe.
At a young age I noticed I was always larger than the other kids, not only in body weight but overall physique. At eight years old I was 5’3 and around 150 pounds. I feared getting weighed in gym class and hated changing with the rest of the girls in the locker room. Even though I have always lived an active lifestyle, playing softball year-round and other physical activities, I have always been “large.” I hated my body and found no self-worth because of my size. I never felt deserving of love, I never felt beautiful and I never felt like I mattered.
But now I see my worth, and now it’s your turn.
My name is Erika. I am also 21 years old and I am a determined woman.
I am 5’1 and 110 pounds and people tell me I am very intimidating because of my strong personality. My whole life people have told me that I need to stop cussing, eat more, workout and that I’m too skinny. I have even been asked if I am anorexic. I know that it is easy to judge people and we are all guilty of this, but we need to realize that judgement hurts and we are all beautiful because we are ourselves.
Let us show each other that we are all beautiful and appreciate each other’s bodies.
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