For years I’ve struggled to accept my body image. I was insecure. I was taught that fat people should be ashamed of what they look like. And I was told that I should stop eating or should not wear shorts nor sleeveless tops.
Slowly, I’ve learned to love myself more. I am becoming comfortable–– walking around without make-up and showing my cellulites. If my flaws doesn’t hurt anyone then why should I be embarrassed about it? If it’s so obvious then I’ll just let it become my strength.
However, along my journey towards being ‘body positive’, I met people who likes to call out my imperfections. They looked at me with disgust because they don’t like what they’re seeing. Yes, they made me feel a little uncomfortable. But I don’t have time to feel sorry nor ashamed, also the need to prove anything to anyone.
I think they’re just trying to destroy the confidence I built because they themselves are insecure. They are the ones who always needed the validation of the crowd in order to feel relevant to the society. So when they see someone walking around with a little confidence, they become jealous and will try to drag those people down. But as you can see, I did not let them drown me. I left and I took my confidence, leaving those petty people behind.
I’m comfortable with my body. Leave me be.
P.S. Thank you Ashley Graham for being an inspiration.
*Marquee Day Club VEGAS* I never thought id get to wear a bikini or feel good in one infront of hundreds of people. But i do im not ever trying to glorify obesity i dont want naturaly thin people getting the idea fat is better some how the whole point of my blog is to show folks that fat people can totally be just as happy, successful, sexy and popular as anyone else! all bodies are uniquly beautiful! My point is and always will ne DO NOT WASTE YOUR YOUTH THINKING YOUR TOO FAT TO DO ANYTHING WEAR ANYTHING GO ANYWHERE BE WITH ANYONE confidence is liberating and joyful please enjoy your beautiful bodies this summer its yours to love dont let anyone make you feel like its not okay to be in the skin you have with every scar,stretch,blemish,squishy part, discoloration or ANYTHING ELSE i beg you to wear the bikini you always wanted this year and i dare you to stand, dance, swim and love being in it and not care weather people think it looks perfect only caring that people think you look HAPPY! not oppressed not miserable not ashamed HAPPY the most attractive and contagious behavior is smiling set the trend this year END FEMALE BODY SHAME -thank you 5,000 followers XOXO Lisalamb