Mnogi od nas su se našli u situaciji da scrollajući omiljenom društevnom mrežom naletimo na neki od popularnih instagram profila i već nakon par fotografija osjetimo kako nas osjećaj nezadovoljstva vlastitim izgledom lagano obuzima dok gledamo sva ta savršeno isklesana, preplanula tijela, koja izgledaju gotovo nerealno.
Ako ste se nekad našli u ovoj situaciji, onda će vas ova vijest svakako obradovati.
Poznata američka influencerica Maria Kang se na svom instagram profilu javno izvinila zbog ‘normalizacije nerealnih tjelesnih standarda’, a u objavi kojoj je prethodilo uklanjanje implantata iz dojki, Kang je iskazala svoje žaljenje što se ikad opovrgnula povećanju grudi.
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Dear Followers, I’m sorry. I don’t like regrets, but I have a few in life. As I look at my scarred, numb and deflated breasts today, I regret ever thinking they weren’t good enough. I fell into the insecurity trap. I remember the day I made the decision to augment my breasts clearly. I didn’t research. I never thought about needing or wanting it before. But, when I was told it was something I “had” to do to win – I did it. Without question. A part of me died that day. For years after I struggled with binge eating, Bulimia, Body Dysmorphia and Depression. I felt disconnected in the objectification of my body. While uncomfortable, it took years to remove them…I became pregnant multiple times, built businesses and traveled often. Those are all Excuses, though. The truth is, I was still scared and insecure. I was stuck in the social media world, where fake physiques are rewarded, “liked” and valued. I feared my husband’s opinion. I liked how I looked in clothes and swimsuits. I was vain. And I own that. Lao Tzu once said, “you will only get better, when you’re tired of being sick”. It wasn’t until I couldn’t stay awake throughout the day, when the chest pressure increased and when the flutters in my heart started appearing – when I said enough is enough. I’m sorry for my presence – for unconsciously normalizing an unnatural body standard, not expressing my challenges with body image and not being strong enough to unfix this years ago. I hope my vulnerability will encourage you to love your body and to value spirits that love their bodies too. I hope you know that all the filters, body altering apps, fillers and fake body parts will not make you more beautiful than you are right now. You are beautiful. You are enough. You are valued. You are prized. You are “liked”. Thank you for being with me on MY journey knowing that yours may look different and still, that’s ok. We are ok. Love, Maria . 📸 by @truelovephotos #breastimplantillness #explantjourney #bii #explant #bodypositivity #noexcusemom #mariakang #apology #reflections #fitmom #boobjobdiary
„Dragi pratioci, žao mi je“, napisala je Maria. „Ne volim žaljenje, ali imam ih nekoliko u svom životu. Dok danas gledam svoje ožiljke, opuštene i utrnute grudi, žalim što sam ikada pomislila da nisu dovoljno dobre. Upala sam u zamku nesigurnosti.“
„Sjećam se dana kad sam donijela jasnu odluku da povećam svoje grudi. Nisam istraživala. Nikada prije nisam razmišljala o tome kao o nečemu što mi treba i što želim. Ali, kad su mi rekli da je to nešto što moram uraditi da bih pobedijela – uradila sam. Bez pitanja.“
U svojoj objavi, Kang dalje opisuje kako su implantati učinili da se osjeća nepovezano sa svojim tijelom i da se tim putem izvinjava zbog normalizacije neprirodnih tjelesnih standarda.
Ona je navela kako su implantati normalizovani od strane fitness i beauty industrije i da po nametnutim standardima jednostavno ne postoji način da budete utegnuti, a da ujedno imate masno tkivo u dojkama.
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Breast implants are linked to cancer. Last week the FDA recalled Allergan, a breast implant manufacturer who’s textured implants increased the risk of developing breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). Distribution has halted for both their BIOCELL saline-filled and silicone-filled implants worldwide. This is a cancer of the immune system – which is interesting as thousands of women with implants are experiencing autoimmune issues. Including myself. Immediately after my surgery I underwent complications: from a hematoma, lack of sensation and numbness. It always felt foreign and uncomfortable to me and impeded on my ability to effectively nurse my sons. But like many – despite how I felt, I loved how I looked. Breast implants are normalized throughout the fitness industry. There was no way for me to be lean and have fatty breast tissue at the same time. It wasn’t until I was continuously massaging my chest from pressure and pain, when I thought about explanting. My good friend removed her textured implants when she dealt with continuous joint injuries and gained 30lbs in 3mths. Another friend was dealing with fatigue, brain fog, chronic pain, anxiety and depression. I began feeling heart palpitations, chronic fatigue, dry eyes, joint pain and weight gain. I was perennially exhausted and finally said enough is enough. I explanted one month ago and since then my fatigue immediately went away. My eyes don’t feel heavy. My inflammation has declined and most of all – I feel FREE. I feel ME. I feel like I’m finally leaving the young, insecure and impressionable girl I once was and am coming into the strong and confident woman I am today. When you know better, you do better. I hope the 400,000 women who implant yearly do their due diligence in researching the risks. I hope women in the fitness industry start rocking their lean, strong and natural physiques! I hope we all learn to love our bodies, at all sizes, in all forms and at all stages. #breastimplantawareness #explant #bii #noexcusemom #bodypositivity #mariakang #breastimplants Image by @truelovephotos
Kang se nada da će na ovaj način, zahvaljujući vlastitom iskustvu, poslati pozitivnu poruku mladima.
„Nadam se da će vas moja ranjivost ohrabriti da volite svoje tijelo. Nadam se da znate da svi filteri aplikacije za mijenjanje tijela, fileri i lažni dijelovi tijela vas neće učiniti ljepšima nego što ste trenutno. Lijepa si. Dosta ti je. Vrijedni ste. Cjenjeni ste.“ – napisala je.