What You Go Through When You’re Not The “Ideal” Curvy Latina
Almost everyone assumes all Latinas have bodacious bods like Sofía Vergara and J.Lo – and you don’t, you won’t be considered a “real” Latina. Well, surprise! Not all Latina genetics come with plentiful butts, boobs or hips. So here’s what happens when you’re a not-so-curvy Latina and just tryna make it #werk in spite of such great adversity.
Abuela will always be having a conniption that you haven’t eaten enough.
She’s more up-to-date with your body fat percentage than her favorite novela.
…Even though she feeds you enough to nourish a small country.
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Seriously, how many piles of rice and beans can one woman consume?
Your tía will buy you a faja to get you snatched ⏳.
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Because you know, got to make sure you get that hourglass shape AT ALL COSTS, especially if your family says you’re shaped just like your little brother.
Even you start to doubt and compare yourself to your curvy primas.
Was this just me? Doubt it.
The rest of your fam hits you with the “Ay, qué flaca estás” every time they see you.
You’re never really sure whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing.
You die a little when outsiders describe a “real” Latina.
…because apparently only ones with big butts like J.Lo count. #sorrynotsorry my genetics don’t fit into your “ideal.”
All this starts messing with your head, and you realize you’re stuck with an impossible standard to live up to.
You should have skinny arms and a tiny waist, but enormous boobs and a backside big enough to keep up with the Kardashians.
You give in and do the impossible to grow.
Like doing ridiculous diets and Instagram exercise challenges to plump yourself up.
…Until you realize those boob exercises don’t work.
Nope. And binge-eating pastelitos won’t go to your ass either. You’ve tried and failed.
People (even your own family members) feel the need to remind you of your body type.
Saw my Tia Miriam today and she goes "Oh, you're skinny. You know us Latinas were thick but um skinny is good too." Compliment orrr??
— care (@carolinestuck) August 22, 2015
And you never know how to react.
…And you will henceforth and forevermore be known as ‘Flaca.’
Your real name doesn’t matter because you’re skinny… and that’s all that matters. It’s cool tho.
But whatever. You’re still you and you’re still hot.
Not all Latinas have straight hair or curly hair . Or curvy bodies or not curvy bodies . We are all different. Like a box of chocolates ?
— mami génesis (@itsgenebaby) March 12, 2016
You’re still lucky enough to be a Latina, and no matter what shape and size you are, you’re gorgeous.~*~*~
Do people try to be cute and ask you where your ~Latina booty~ is? Do you kindly tell them to mind their own business? Let us know your struggles in the comments and don’t forget to share!
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