I’m a curvy girl, I’ve mentioned this before. But I have struggled for a long time to love that part about me. Until the last year, I would get frustrated when shopping when I couldn’t find what I want in my size or that it didn’t look good on me. I thought I couldn’t follow certain trends because I have curves or didn’t have a flat stomach.
Society, media, even your friends may fill your head with this idea that only one type of body is beautiful. They’re obviously wrong, but we’ll get to that in a minute.
Struggling with low self-esteem of being curvy and tall and having a different body type than most of my friends, I let that hold me back from really loving myself. I would think oh I can’t go to swimming because I don’t look good in a swimsuit or I wish I could wear this or that… the truth is, I could have and I should have but I didn’t know any better. I gave in to the notion of bullshit that media was feeding me that because I was built a certain way that I wasn’t beautiful.
Well, this past year I finally got over that nonsense. It’s honestly exhausting. Who says because I don’t look like Kendall Jenner that I can’t wear a crop top, or high-waisted jeans? Or WHATEVER THE HELL I WANT?? It is my body, I have to live with it so I should be able to feel how ever I want about it. And I choose to love it.
It isn’t perfect, and there are some changes I still want to make health wise. But that is no longer because I hate the way I look, it’s because I want whats best for my health.
The truth is, we are all different. We have different bodies, different styles, different interests and that is okay! So don’t let the magazines, the TV shows, the kardashians or whoever tell you that it isn’t okay to love how you look. Self-love is the best feeling and the best revenge.
Here are a few instagram accounts I like to follow that promote body positivity:
Katie Wilcox is a healthy model, who used to be a “regular” model and would push her body to unnatural extremes to fit in the modeling world. She realized how wrong that was and starting promoting healthy modeling and body positivity.
Ashley Graham, my hero! The world’s first plus-sized model to grace the cover of sports illustrated. She’s been SLAYING the game ever since. This woman has so much confidence in herself and that radiates to her followers.
She’s a 6’2 beauty who promotes self-love and body acceptance.