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This is Tess!!

they body shame
they spew hate posts dipped
in virulent venom
vehemence for the voluptuous
crazy mad about the curves
mocking the well stocked
where do they get all the hate
they manufacture it
burning off calories
they work themselves into
hate hysteria
zero sized is no prize
what makes thin, in?

Beauty goes through phases
women through their crazes
must fit the body type
that's the hype
fashion famished 
emaciated models
thigh gap miles wide
poking bones they can't hide
unhealthy unwell
they send the fat ones to hell

big booty bullies
think they'll get away
with what they write
with what they say
they have no shame
lame...they're so lame!!

haters will hate
to give a damn?
it's too late!

Beauty isn't a size
it's in what you see with your eyes
the beauty within
is not limited
to fat or to thin

it's the size of your heart
so shut up and get smart
Listen to this big girl
Take a bow, take a twirl
Sexy unbound to size

Be Body Beauty Brave
Silence the Shamers
Give them a smile
knowing what you do
about BARE truth:
Better to have thick thighs
than thick sick minds....

Eileen Manassian

I follow Tess Holliday on Instagram and Facebook. I love that woman. It really angers me what haters write to her. Her message is simple: Big woman have the right to feel beautiful too. Plain and simple. Haters...move on!

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Date: 8/30/2019 4:53:00 PM
6341 views! Impressive. This piece resonates with a lot of readers.
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Date: 8/19/2017 9:56:00 PM
No shame to your game.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 8/20/2017 1:13:00 AM
Thank you, Ronald. Glad you could pass by.
Date: 4/14/2016 10:04:00 AM
Some great comments here Eileen! This one really resonates with people!!! Hugs Rick.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 8/20/2017 1:16:00 AM
I'm glad it does, Richard. I was worried that maybe I was shaming thin people. I haven't received negative vibes on that, so I guess it's ok. Hugs
Date: 4/7/2016 4:23:00 PM
Dear Eileen: The world would be so boring if we all looked the same size . Plastic, narcissistic people. What is the advantage of being a perfect size ten if you are vain and self interested. What about the beauty that comes from within.....that is what shines on the faces and exudes from our body language no matter what size. Love you girlfriend.....SuZ
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 8/20/2017 1:15:00 AM
Thanks for this awesome comment, Suz. Don't know why I haven't responded till now. I'm touched by the beauty of your words. Sending hugs.
Date: 4/3/2016 2:33:00 PM
I am glad you have had several lovely comments on this 'slam' poem, Eileen. Sorry I took so long to come visit! I hate it when people make fun of others, especially regarding appearance. Looks and size are not everything...there is much more to a woman (and a man!). Great end stanza:) ~ hugs // paul
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Date: 3/29/2016 10:25:00 PM
Sure is a lot of spunk here ... and a great message to share. Beauty standards have changed quite a bit over the years. I remember seeing a 50s poster that literally said, "Put on a few extra pounds for your man." ... can't imagine seeing that today! And Marilyn Monroe? She's considered one of the most beautiful woman, but also would be overweight by today's standards.
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 3/29/2016 10:31:00 PM
... it can swing the opposite way though! There's a difference between being a bit on the large side, and being obese to the point it's unhealthy (thigh gaps ... that's just ridiculous though)
Date: 3/29/2016 12:28:00 PM
Beauty is only skin deep my darling> Good write.
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Date: 3/26/2016 2:57:00 PM
I love women of all shapes & sizes, but most preferably...their great personalities. I read on things like this more often than should be allowed. This is refreshingly powerful.
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Date: 3/25/2016 4:55:00 PM
We of above average size have more of us to love and our hearts are bigger than the skinny ones who have no heart. NEVER let anyone criticize your size You are beautiful inside and out and that makes them hate what they can not be. We need to love who we are because God never makes a mistake. Hugs to you and love Edith
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/14/2016 10:03:00 AM
Amen to that mom! You are one of the best huggers ever!!
Date: 3/21/2016 12:46:00 PM
Beauty is in heart not in size, beautiful pen. Clear 7 i feel. Loved always my lovely friend, bl
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Date: 3/21/2016 2:19:00 AM
An excellent write, Eileen, with an important message. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. T.J
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Date: 3/19/2016 4:40:00 AM
wow! how great, well, if any is to open his/her mouth about me, i will gladly appreciate it, it proves that they can hate or like me, but am always bubbling in their mind....excellent take Eileen, superb
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/20/2016 11:38:00 PM
Hello, dear. Thanks for stopping by. I'm sorry it has taken me some time to respond. I've been busy with my husband's return from a long trip. Hope all is well. I appreciate the visit and comments. Hugs
Date: 3/18/2016 8:10:00 AM
Dropping by to say hi. Just got home last night. I now have three days to enjoy. Hugs Rick.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/20/2016 11:39:00 PM
:) I enjoy your every visit, Richard. Hugs
Date: 3/17/2016 6:59:00 PM
When I was 17, I dated a girl that weighed 98 lbs. Sure it was fun to lift her in midair during those friendly times, but like your poem says, you see every bone. Plus, when I hugged her, it was like hugging a five foot seven pencil. To me, a woman is the most beautiful and sexy when she has some extra. I liked your poem.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/20/2016 11:40:00 PM
:) :) :) What a lovely comment. I have extra...and then some! Oh well...At some point perhaps I will need to get myself back in shape. Being a pillow is good for so long. ;) Blessings.
Date: 3/17/2016 6:51:00 AM
Those last two lines say it all. I love your spirit, Eileen. I like how you take an issue with society and call the bullies out. It's bold and brave, big and beautiful, smart and attractive. Always, Laura
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/17/2016 2:38:00 PM
Bullies have no business bullying others, Laura. They do it because there is something terribly wrong with them. They do it out of pain born of their own insecurities. It really upsets me. Big women are beautiful women, no matter what society says. :) Thanks for the kind visit, dear.
Date: 3/16/2016 10:41:00 PM
Goodnight Eileen.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/17/2016 2:39:00 PM
Richard....I was late to answer, but when I read the post...I smiled. It's morning where you are now. Have a good day, dear.
Date: 3/16/2016 5:51:00 AM
- Too big - too small - Too thick - too thin - For sweet - too sour - In love calculation : 2 + 2 is 4 !!! - The heart speaks in many languages, a wonderful poem dear Eileen - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/17/2016 2:40:00 PM
Thanks, Sunshine. Sorry I'm late to answer. :) You have the right attitude. Just be happy! Bless you. Hugs
Date: 3/16/2016 12:00:00 AM
She is gorgeous as are you. This would be a good companion piece with my Figment poem. Well done Eileen. I'm late to the party today but I did manage to write one this evening.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/17/2016 2:41:00 PM
I'm late to answer, dear, but better late than never! :) Thank you for seeing me as beautiful. It does my heart worlds of good. Blessings.
Date: 3/15/2016 8:24:00 PM
mmmmmmmmmmmm you are gorgeous mwahhhhhhh
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/17/2016 2:41:00 PM
Blush blush blush...thanks thanks thanks
Date: 3/15/2016 9:33:00 AM
that media hype about what a perfect figure should be is degrading to women... beautiful poem for all females who enjoy how they look, eileen... huggs
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/17/2016 2:44:00 PM
Thanks, Nette. I appreciate the visit. People in Lebanon are very...critical. They are very into appearances. It's hard to be a woman of size here. :( The choice of clothing is limited. Not only that....but plastic surgery is rampant here. Woman are always striving for the PERFECT look. How can they keep pushing themselves to these impossible ideals, I will never know. Thanks for the visit, dear.
Date: 3/15/2016 6:50:00 AM
Eileen, unfortunately society are brainwashed by what is popular but in the end all that has no meaning because when its all stripped away your heart and soul that's all that matters. This is an awesome poem - hugs Wilma
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/17/2016 2:50:00 PM
That is the truth, my dear...Gospel truth, if I might add. Yes, you are right, Wilma. Wish all people would take what you say to heart. Thanks for the visit. Hugs
Date: 3/14/2016 10:47:00 PM
Awesome! Feel it!! I'm working on a poem re our (youngest) 7 y.o. daughter's recent complaints about the size of her legs. Heartbreaking that it starts so young. :-/
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/17/2016 2:54:00 PM
OH...that is so so sad. I know. Peer pressure starts at a very early age. Wanting to look a certain way is what causes a lot of girls to become bulimic and anorexic. I hope you can give your child all the support she needs. I was so worried at some point that my daughter would succumb to some sort of eating disorder. So far...she's doing Ok. Thank God.
Date: 3/14/2016 9:44:00 PM
Haters gotta hate. Personally, I prefer a woman with a few speed bumps. LOL. I'm not going to cliche' you. Anybody that has life inside knows beauty resides in the heart. Peace my sweet friend:)
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/17/2016 2:51:00 PM
OH...speed bumps are nice, eh? :) Thanks. Thank you, Daniel. A much appreciate visit. Hugs
Date: 3/14/2016 8:38:00 PM
As Little Red Riding Hood said "Grandma, what BIG eyes you have. Eileen, I wrote a poem some time ago regarding the perceptions of our interpretations of people. The last line reads "when I don't see them.....will I then be able to see them." Love this poem and its sentiments.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/17/2016 2:52:00 PM
Thank you, John. Can you give me the link to your poem so I could give it a read. I'd love to. I've been carrying this burden with me for some time. I'm glad others can relate to my feelings on the issue. Hugs
Date: 3/14/2016 7:47:00 PM
Beauty isn't a size it's in what you see with your eyes....perfect happy in your own skin Eileen...when some one is happy their beauty just radiates.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/14/2016 8:02:00 PM
Yes, dear...I'm upset for her. Today some troll posted a pic of her face on Ursula's body(seawitch from Disney's Little Mermaid), with a thought bubble that showed she only has Mac Donalds on her mind. She's pregnant as some other person wrote..I HOPE YOU DON'T EAT YOUR BABY. I don't understand this level of hate. It's beyond me. Why it's it so hard to live and let live. Anyway...thanks for your lovely comment. Hugs