Body shaming is described as an action or practise of humiliating a person by making mocking or critical comments about their body shape or size. It is something that is seen almost daily across social media and has become a popular joke to mock the way that others look.
Having grown up in a largely male dominated family, having ‘girlfriends’ was never really my thing. Most of my formative years, I was a bit of an outsider, with one or two really close friends who were normally male. Sure, they were part of larger groups but I never felt very comfortable around them; I felt like a bit of a spare part, an accessory.