Body Shaming High School Principal Tells Teens Over Size 2 Not to Wear Leggings

My weight has gone up and down like a seesaw over the 41 years of my life. I’ve been worryingly skinny and I’ve been very heavy. I’m also a very sensitive person. To be honest when I’ve been very skinny many times it’s a direct reaction to someone’s comments about my figure when I was heavy.

My point is that it’s extremely dangerous – and insensitive – to comment on a woman’s figure and what they’re wearing, especially when they are teens. In my case, even if you compliment me when I’m skinny it has a negative impact. And it damn sure makes me feel like garbage if you make a scathing remark about my clothes when I’m overweight. So I felt for the girls at a South Carolina high school when I read the following story.

High school principal Heather Taylor
Credit: Facebook / Stratford High School Knights

How did this principal body shame her students?

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Marissa Charles

Born and raised in London, Marissa Charles is an award-winning journalist who has written for newspapers and magazines around the world. Her work has appeared in publications in the UK, the US, Australia, South Africa and France. She loves writing about health, fitness, celebrities, true crime and human-interest stories Her byline has appeared in a variety of publications, including EBONY, the Daily Mail Online, The Guardian, Essence, the New York Post, Salon.com, Cosmopolitan.com, Elle.com and British Glamour. Marissa currently lives in Los Angeles, California. She has no children yet but is a proud – and at times embarrassing – godmother.

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