A lot of people have been saying "you get prettier by the day" and that's not to say beauty is all I offer because it comes from people who already know I am intelligent. As a young girl I had thicker thighs than most and hated it. When I went to the store my father would buy me pants two sizes too big, really long shirts, and anything to cover me up. When it was summer I was always the kid in a one piece swimsuit with basketball shorts and a long shirt over lol. It's funny now but as children we as girls don't get our fathers behavior as kids. so we wish we were smaller and slimmer because it must mean we are too big. The older I've got the more I've loved every curve on my body. The more I appreciated it the easier it got to get rid of anyone that made me feel less than beautiful about my curves. Before you think you are less than make sure you are not surrounded by assholes and for awhile I was. But now I have so much self love. We all say we love ourselves but when you genuinely do you can feel it and see it. The bags under your eyes get lighter, your smile bigger, and your head higher. With each year I grow more in beauty outwardly because of my love for myself inwardly. You plant these seeds and everyone watches them bloom. Ladies Love Yourselves it's essential to almost everything! #WCW#selflove#fyourbeautystandards#thisbody#surroundyourselfwithlove
You know when I feel crappiest about my body? When I let society's constant imagery and influence about what body is "acceptable, beautiful and worthy of love" get to me. You know when I feel my absolute best? When I realize that society's imagery and influence DOES NOT DEFINE WHO I AM OR MY REALITY.
I took this image last week when I felt incredibly bloated and like I was rapidly gaining weight for no reason. I didn't like anything I saw. I happen to see it again today and couldn't help but think "What the fuck was I thinking? There's nothing wrong with me." Because there isn't, and there's nothing that annoys me more than the moments where I let outside perceptions influence how I feel about myself. Society wins when that happens, and it doesn't deserve to.
We aren't born into this world thinking "My body is gross" or "I'm not worthy of love" or "My legs and stomach and arms are just too big/small/wrinkly to be attractive." We are born with precious, innocent hearts and minds. It's everything we hear and see (the advertising, imagery, celebrity icons, magazine covers, reality tv shows, diet supplement companies, slim down before and afters, etc) that makes us feel unworthy...
So...how about we say F that for a bit? Because if someone hasn't told you yet today, you rock just the way you are, and you're absolutely worthy of love and respect, no matter what size you may be. F what society says. We run da world, just as we are!