As a local Illinois news anchor, Stacey Skrysak is used to unsolicited hate from testy TV viewers. And although a-holes have called her "lumpy," and "ugly," Stacey says that stuff doesn’t really bother her. But she couldn’t brush off one comment left online below a recent story she covered.
"The viewer looked at my head shot and wrote, ‘She looks like she eats healthy,’ adding an emoticon to show that he was being sarcastic. While he didn’t flat out tell me, ‘You are fat,’ he implied it, and it’s not the first time I’ve heard that,’" Stacey explained in a blog post.
Despite feeling a bit peeved about the fat-shaming comment, Stacey said she didn’t really GAF about what he thought of her size. She did, however, care about the message the troll was sending her two-year-old daughter, Peyton. So, she decided to take a stand for her little girl’s sake.
"I didn’t grow up with the Internet at my fingertips, yet that is all my daughter will know. People can easily hide behind their computer screen and throw out hurtful words, all while staying anonymous. And to be honest, it scares me."
But no matter how disgusting the comments get, Stacey wants Peyton to know that, in the end, being proud of your bod will always win.
Stacy, who lost two of her triplets after they were born premature in 2013, explained, "By loving myself and every curve and dent, I’m showing her self-confidence," she wrote. "In the past five years, I’ve endured several surgeries, carried triplets, and recovered after nearly dying following the birth of my children…I’d say my body is pretty amazing!"
She continues: "Every morning as we brush our teeth, I hold Peyton in front of the mirror. We look at our reflections and Peyton smiles as I tell her she’s beautiful. It’s never too early to start teaching our children to love themselves."
(H/T: Daily Mail)