Judgement. Bullying Happens to Everyone… including me. To all of you amazing people out there who put yourself out on YouTube, Tumblr, Twitter, and your websites- thank you for being strong and being your authentic self. I know there are a lot of haters who for some reason choose to put us down and, on occasion, moments of weakness take over and it hurts. But stay strong and carry on! I posted this video last night after a rollercoaster day of comments, and the response was so unbelievably supportive that I wanted to share it with all of you. Because you all deserve to read it and know that you are very loved and appreciated too.

-xx Laurel

I am so glad that Sarah addressed this! It has happened to me too. I have a QuickieChick channel on YouTube where I post lots of quick workouts- including Quickie Workouts in Bed (they have sexy names, but they are seriously effective and great no-excuse workouts). Every once in a while I will get a comment like this:

"ur fat"

Short and stinging.

Just like Sarah, I’m a real chick. I have ups and downs, my body fluctuates, I love sweets and sometimes I eat too much of them. But that’s one of the reasons I choose to exercise daily- so I CAN eat those things and indulge once in a while. I’m not interested in being uber-skinny. I love food and I don’t feel it’s healthy to deprive myself just to be “skinny.” But sometimes words really do hurt.

QuickieChick on YouTube- http://youtu.be/WrtEfjwGgVU

thats-rad:

Why Am I Still Chunky?

Please click on this link. I think it is really important to support Sarah here.  I don’t religiously follow her blog like I do with others - but she makes a valid point and I hate when people hate on each other :(

x

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