Because I have been informed infinite times before that “Real” women have curves, or that “Real” women are thin.
Fact is, no woman* is imaginary! Shocker, I know. Everyone who identifies as a woman is a real woman, as real as can be, and we’re equal in every way.
Real women* are skinny, fat, thin, curvy, shapely, gangly, muscular, short, tall, big, small, voluptuous, big-boned, scrawny, and everything beyond or in between. Tattoos, piercings, or cosmetic surgery? Still real. Not cis? Real too.
This is what the positive body image movement is about. You do not need to dehumanize one body type just to respect your own.
And I’m not excluding men from having a positive body image — I hope to draw a male version too. :)