Dear Anorexia

Dear Anorexia,

Please sod off. You’re not welcome here. What gives you the right to destroy lives? I’m not going to sit and watch as you destroy another life without saying my piece.

Firstly, I’d like to say I understand that you’ve been set-up by Society, but may I just tell you that Society is corrupt and though you may think you’re achieving a great thing by striving for ‘perfection’, you’re really just an instrument in Society’s power-struggle. I appreciate your efforts to combat Obesity, who is agreeably very damaging to Society, and her good friend Humanity, but you are merely increasing the opportunity for Self-Harm, and we know we cannot afford that. Continue reading “Dear Anorexia”


being small

hey lads!

I feel like I should explain why my blog’s called beingsmall, and hopefully you guys will know a bit more about me then.

Firstly, and most importantly, it’s because I’m really short. Like, REALLY short. Apparently (because I don’t think I’m THAT short). I may be small, but I make good use of it (I’m a cox, find out more about coxes here).

Secondly, it’s because I’m skinny. Like, REALLY skinny.

And then thirdly, although this isn’t really a reason, it’s more of a conclusion, it just sort of sums it up: my rowing coach said to me the other day (as I lay in curled up on the floor) ‘You’re really small. Like, REALLY small’. You didn’t think I’d noticed?!

But it’s not all bad being exceptionally short and skinny as apparently small people live longer! How true this I don’t know, but it’s the thought that counts. I mean here’s a list of 27 reasons small is cool (hey it rhymed!) and here are a few she missed:

  1. You’re easily portable! Because your legs are only little so you get tired more easily, and people carry you around instead. (really I’m just too lazy… shhh)
  2. HAND-ME DOWNS! Now not everyone loves them, but when they come from shops you usually can’t afford, are in really good condition and are really stylish then YES YES YES
  3. People give you more food because you ‘need to grow more’, food? yes please!

(And here’s some more)

But it’s not all perks though. I mean kids clothes can be great and all, but as most seem to be covered in Frozen cartoons etc. and I’m wayyyy to old to get away with it, well then what? Nobody else has much small enough for me! Here’s another 1list  of reasons being small is not cool:

  1. Kids clothes, no I just want to be an adult!
  2. Shopping, it’s a nightmare! By the time you’ve established shops that you can afford, and then narrowed it done to ones with clothes that fit, and then found the clothes that suit you, well you have about 5 options left…
  3. High up things are nightmare, I can’t even reach the cupboards in my own home let alone supermarket shelves!
  4. People misunderstand you, A LOT! No I am not a pushover because I’m vertically challenged so I can’t fight you, no I don’t only buy from kids sections, no my house isn’t modified.
  5. DO NOT USE ME AS AN ARM REST! I will fight you if you lay your arm on me one more time, no it’s not funny or original!
  6. Yes I eat the same amount as you ‘normal’ folks.

There are more but you get the gist… We have whole books and websites dedicated to ‘coping with being small’, and there’s a song too! But I never understood why? I mean is life low to the ground that different?

There is so much wrong with being skinny that it deserves a whole other post in honour…

Well sorry for the slightly ranty one, but I’m off so night!