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Let God Be Your Best Friend, Report Any Hurt You Feel To Him, Tomiwa Samson Speaks on Body-Shaming

By Joy Adeosun

Fast Rising Gospel Actor, Tomiwa Samson has cautioned young people never to speak down on themselves and let God be their best friend and report any hurt they feel to Him, Gospel Film News gathered.

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She stressed that while she was growing up, she hear some of her close family members say ‘Tomiwa o ni di, Tomiwa no get nyansh,’ it got so bad that whenever she saw a mirror, she will start looking at her nyash (Buttocks) and begin to ask herself where her buttocks went, started asking her mum questions like, who bathed for her when she was a newborn
baby perhaps the person forgot to massage her bum for it to come out well, and now paying the price as a bumbumless child.

Tomiwa Samson made this known on her verified social media handle on Thursday.

She continued: “It got so bad that i started walking in reverse when I’m in the midst of people so that they won’t see my flat bumbum and remind me of it.

“One day, I suddenly asked myself, Tomiwa do you want to be reverse walking all the days of your life, I sure didn’t want that so I made up my mind that anyone that tries to speak down about any part of my body henceforth will have to explain to me which part of their own body is perfect and which part of my body did they create which gives them the right to pass an insensitive comment about it, since then, I learnt to speak up for myself without feeling guilty about any part of my body or feeling less of myself in any way. I forgot about the issue eventually, and now that I am a full-grown lady, I look back at what I thought I did not have, and I can testify that what God can not do does not exist.”

Tomiwa however noted that not everyone has the strength to bounce back the way she did, adding that for some people, that could have damaged their self-esteem for life, some people’s emotions will be messed up so much that it may lead to depression.

The Gospel Actor further disclosed that, for every Kind of beasts and of birds and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind. But the tongue can no man tame, it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison anchored on James 5:8.

“Sister Rella! Brother Nosanus! Do you know how many people you have led into depression with your poisonous insensitive jokes: hey sis, longest time, look at your cheeks, you are now so big, hello brother, look at you since you were a baby, your height didn’t even change.

“Also, do you know that giving someone unsolicited advice about dieting or praising weight loss is also considered body shaming, whether intentional or not, often your friends and family members don’t want to hurt your feelings but their comments can still be critical or their delivery wrong.

“DO YOU HAVE FREQUENT EPISODES OF BODYSHAMING?
Confess God’s word concerning you. Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. You are made in the image of God. Fearfully and wonderfully made for that matter.
Keep a healthy lifestyle. Some of those comments may come sincerely from a place of concern, but the delivery may be wrong. So eat healthy and exercise often to keep your body in shape for ‘You’.
You can turn your body shaming into body positivity. You can’t control what people say about you, but you can begin to see yourself in a new light:
Practice self love. Love your body, Nobody will love it for you.
Never speak down on yourself. Manage your time on social media. Don’t add petrol to your fire as social media is also a major source contributing to body shaming. (Celebrities’ glamorous lifestyle vs reality)
Let God be your best friend and report any hurt you feel to Him. Cry if you want. He’s got you!
Reach out to those you trust for love and support. Don’t isolate yourself.

“This post is not about my family, so don’t help me think it is about them. A past experience only shaped what I wrote,” she stated.

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