Having confidence in my body, in my fat body has literally changed my life! I see all my flaws in this picture but I also don’t give a fuck about them because I look fucking great! Haha. Like I look amazing, that smile is fucking real! I was having the time of my life and loving myself. I felt comfortable and happy! You hear me? HAPPY!
Yes, I’m overweight, yes I’m fat. Yup. But it’s the body I currently have and what I look like not loving what I have at this moment? And if my body ever changes, I'ma love that one too! I’ll be damned if anyone puts me back into a place where I cried every time I looked in a mirror. Now you can’t tell me shit! Nobody. Not a soul.
I am who I am. I am at peace with who I am. And I’m loving every inch!!!
I say all of this to say, love yourself. Nobody can love you until you love yourself! Regardless of where you are. Love it, please. I’m literally begging you. You are enough, you can love yourself just as you are. You need to know that.
you know what’s really important? teaching girls how to accept compliments. teaching girls that it’s ok to say thanks and smile. teaching girls that they don’t have to say things like “it took hours to put this on” or “really? it’s a really old dress”. it’s ok that someone is saying something nice and you can accept it, no questions asked.
our world is filled with telling girls to love themselves but the hypocrisy lays where when a girl does, she’s overconfident and it makes her seem condescending. that’s not the case. let girls show their self love without trying to take them down a notch.
let girls accept compliments with a simple thanks. don’t make them act like they don’t know they look good.