Body-shamed blogger finally speaks out on how she feels

Body-shamed blogger from New Zealand has finally spoken out. For being “pointed at and mocked” by unknown men at the beach, Shelly Proebstel, took to Facebook to clear the air with a strong message to all.

 

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“To the guys who pointed and laughed when I took my sarong off today at Mt. Maunganui Beach, bearing my soul (my bikini body) to the world, I just want to say (excuse my language) F*CK YOU!” Proebstel wrote on her Facebook page Bald and Beautiful.

Further in the message, Shelly explained that some people desist from wearing certain outfits because they fear being mocked over their bodies. However, the blogger insists that she wouldn’t be bullied into changing how her body looks.

“It’s because of people like you that people starve themselves and make themselves sick in an attempt to maintain a ‘model-like-figure.’ It’s because of people like you that people wear long sleeves all year round because they are scared to show your arms,” she continued.

 

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Body shamed blogger finally speaks out on how she feels

Furthermore, Shelly added that experiences like these can scar one’s mental framework, no matter how brief. The body-shamed blogger explained how people, by no fault of theirs, sometimes cause others to hate themselves.

“No, you are not responsible for the entirety,” she said, “but YES, you have to take some responsibility. So next time you see someone like me on the beach in a bikini or in a situation similar, before you laugh and point, take a moment to think about the damage you may just do, because not every person, young or old, male or female, will have learnt to have thick skin, or the resilience, or the self confidence, that I do to brush it off.”

Clearly, these came at the wrong person, as Shelly is a huge advocate of self-love

On her blog, she empowers people, especially women, to love themselves for what they’re worth. Last year, she went on a journey to prove that beauty standards is a ‘myth’. She challenged herself by going bald!

By shaving off her long brown hair, she raised money for Everybody is a Treasure, a charity that runs positive body image workshops throughout the country.

“Shaving my hair off meant letting go of that security and choosing to see the beauty inside me,” Proebstel told her local newspaper. “I’m making a statement that beauty is not in your hair – it’s in your heart.”

 

 

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Amen!! Yes LETS!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

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And we couldn’t agree with her more! #LetShellyLive

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Amanda Lucy

AMANDA IS A 25 YEAR OLD COLLEGE GRADUATE. LOVES MUSIC,DANCE AND IS AN ARDENT USER OF THE INTERNET. YOU CAN FOLLOW HER INSTAGRAM @nana_yaba. SHE STARTED WRITING FOR INFLEUR IN NOVEMBER 2017

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