Canada - Size 14-16

I’ve had a really hard time accepting my weight over the past few months. I don’t have big boobs or a big butt, and I carry most of my weight in my thighs and stomach. This means I don’t fit society’s “ideal fat person body”, so I don’t ever see my body type represented. This has taken a huge toll on me. I have no problem being body positive about other people, but for some reason I’ve never been able to convince myself my own body is good enough. Without proper representation, that self hatred has only gotten worse.

The other day while I was cleaning my room I found some old lingerie I hadn’t worn in a year. I’ve gained some weight since then so I doubted it would fit, but I put it on anyway and to my surprise I felt sexy for the first time in a long time. Little moments like this remind me that I’m too hard on myself. I may not be sexy in the most conventional way, but I have my assets. This submission is hopefully a step in the right direction to loving myself more from now on. <3