Sammy Nickalls
Updated May 20, 2016 @ 11:13 am
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Credit: Hannah Battiste / Facebook

Far too many people think it’s OK to judge another person’s worth based on her body. An unattainable ideal is forced on women every day and we’re constantly spoonfed “advice” on how to dress, how to look, and how to lose weight. But one teen grew tired of all the judgment, and she decided to take to Facebook with her brilliant response to the obnoxious statement “You gained weight.”

Hannah Battiste, an 18-year-old poet and mental health volunteer from Eskasoni First Nation in Canada, shared a hilariously brilliant picture of herself featuring a hidden message she has for her haters. . . on her chin.

“My reaction when someone judges me,” she wrote in the caption, referring to when people tell her she gained weight or ask her why she wears dresses. “. . . If I wanna wear a dress through all the seasons, then I’m going to! No matter what you do, whether it’s right or wrong, people are going to judge you. . . Go ahead and judge me, I know who I am, and I know my purpose in life.”

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YAAAAS. Not only is this totally hilarious, but also pretty inspirational — which is exactly why it’s been shared over 1,000 times and counting. “I wrote it on my chin for humour [sic] at first but then I thought I’d make it meaningful,” Hannah told BuzzFeed. “It’s amazing, it makes me feel so happy and tingly inside when I see how many people I inspire. . . I don’t have a problem with my weight or my looks, others do.”


All the props to Hannah for delivering truth, inspiration, body positivity, and humor, all in one fabulous package. You are the ultimate queen of the day!