*The only kind of model that girl could be is plus size??
*Don’t all overweight women have trouble conceiving??
*You won’t have to worry about him hitting on you…??
The past few weeks…I’ve been hearing such negative comments regarding different bodies and definitions of beauty and frankly have been extremely over it.
I was particularly irritated by the comments above as I don’t feel it fits my narrative nor a lot of plus size women. As a 27yr old plus size woman I turn many heads. Many plus size women in general are able to turn heads! I don’t have any issues attracting men nor getting a date. Honestly, the only time I feel there was difficulty with men was when I didn’t have confidence in myself!
My whole life I’ve had this odd fascination with beauty & vanity. Not in the context of makeup or hair but body shapes & sizes.
Growing up I was the short chubby girl even though I believe I have Supermodel legs…the reality is I’m 5’1 and barely have legs 😂.
My size & stature always made the 3rd or 5th wheel in high school/early years in college. I was always everyone’s funny fat friend. However, I’m thankful that it helped my personality, my comedic timing is impeccable & I’m a pretty dope chick.
As I began to get older and become more self-aware of my body & proportions I started to love myself. I was able to value my short legs & enjoy being petite. I was able to love my thick thighs, big boobs and butt where in the past I felt it made me stand out and loathed my body shape/structure .
Nowadays, there are numerous resources for clothing that fashionable plus size clothing & way more supporters regarding body positivity & the definition of beauty. However, there’s still so many people out there worried about the bodies of others. No longer are we in the days where there are no plus size models or as a chubby girl you have to dread shopping because you’re fearful you won’t fit any of the clothes.
I’m embracing the changes in society & the body positivity/ effyourbeauty standards movements. Every one that is BAD ASS enough embrace who they are to the world & give no fucks are friends of mine. I love seeing the empowerment that comes from the simplicity of a hash tag or wearing a crop top etc.
There are sooooo many women that are apart of the change and have helped my journey of self acceptance surrounding the things I have insecurities about. I truly love seeing models and beauty influencers of all shapes & sizes. Love your curves, rolls, back fat, thigh gaps, cellulite etc! We can either spend everyday hating who we are or spend everyday finding ways to love our imperfections!
What’s one dumb stereotype or question you’ve heard about your body type?