Women have so many good qualities. We are strong, multi-tasking goddesses….but we are also emotional and, dare I say it…sometimes irrational.
As I’m embarking on this Full-Figured Fashion Blogger journey (FFF for short), I’m spending a lot of time reading other curvy girl blogs and surrounding myself (at least in social media) with the strong, brave women who have gone before me – ALL of whom I think are beautiful. I look at their photos on facebook or snapchat and I applaud them for daring to post a picture in a swimsuit with (heaven forbid) some cellulite showing or daring to go sleeveless even though they don’t have defined, sculpted arms.
This is a community that I want to be a part of. Like Tess Holliday, I want to say, “Eff your beauty standards” to the media and the rest of the world and embrace myself for who I am.
HOWEVER, like many things in life, that is easier said then done.
I see these other curvy girls and think, “gorgeous”, then I look at my own picture (unless it’s the perfectly angled selfie – which I know is a lie) and think, “fat”, “huge”, “double chin”, etc.
It makes no sense.
All I can figure is that it’s going to take some time to undo 35 years of hollywood and magazines telling me that I’m not acceptable the way I am. It’s also going to take some guts. Thankfully, even though I don’t have sculpted arms or cellulite-free thighs, GUTS I have…and I intend to put them to good use.
(Below: A few of my favorite brave women)
The Curvy Fashionista
PS – Step 1 in putting my guts to good use was posting this picture. It will never be my favorite but it’s still me.