Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Mandisa: 'Weight Jokes Make Me Feel Less Than a Human Being'

Former “American Idol” contestant Mandisa Hundley opens up to ESSENCE.com about her amazing weight loss.

One of the quotes that stood out to me was the following:

"I was molested when I was a child and then raped when I was older," she explains. "Subconsciously I associated beauty with danger, so I figured the more weight I gained the less men would find me desirable."

I think food addiction is one of the addictions that a person is showing the world at all times. Because the results show up on your body much faster then say drug and alcohol addictions. I think when were are walking around judging people for their weight we should think maybe they are using the weight as a defense mechanism for a terrible wrong done to them.

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely!

    That quote is really honest and telling and I thank her for coming forward with how her past abuses shaped/still shape her relationship to her body.