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Photographer - Miles Away 

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This is my first ever submission and I am still very surprised at myself for even attempting to. I have always struggled to accept myself, always thinking i’m not good enough. And honestly, it’s an ongoing struggle but there are days that I feel i’m content with who I am and how I look. And that gives me hope that those days will lead me to love myself more.
5’3 and 150lbs

This is my first ever submission and I am still very surprised at myself for even attempting to. I have always struggled to accept myself, always thinking i’m not good enough. And honestly, it’s an ongoing struggle but there are days that I feel i’m content with who I am and how I look. And that gives me hope that those days will lead me to love myself more.

5’3 and 150lbs


hello everyone,
my name is courteney, I am currently 16 and am at a size 16 US. I am in the mid 180’s and am 5’5..
I have some problems with my body image, i use to wear only boys clothes to hide my figure and my chub. Now i have realized how much i love my body with its flaws of beauty. I hope one day i will love my body everyday~ im just sad it took this long. I hope everyone loves their bodies no matter what they look like. 

hello everyone,

my name is courteney, I am currently 16 and am at a size 16 US. I am in the mid 180’s and am 5’5..

I have some problems with my body image, i use to wear only boys clothes to hide my figure and my chub. Now i have realized how much i love my body with its flaws of beauty. I hope one day i will love my body everyday~ im just sad it took this long. I hope everyone loves their bodies no matter what they look like. 


Hey my name is Lea, and all my life i’ve been a curvy girl. Shopping for clothes has always been a struggle, since the normal sizes are usually to small and the plus sizes are usually to big. Somedays I love being curvy and other days I have to learn to love myself.
All my friends are smaller than me, so I though no one could relate..,  that is until I discovered this blog. When ever I feel down about myself, this blog brings me right back up.
40D bust size 10-14

Hey my name is Lea, and all my life i’ve been a curvy girl. Shopping for clothes has always been a struggle, since the normal sizes are usually to small and the plus sizes are usually to big. Somedays I love being curvy and other days I have to learn to love myself.

All my friends are smaller than me, so I though no one could relate..,  that is until I discovered this blog. When ever I feel down about myself, this blog brings me right back up.

40D bust size 10-14


nadiaaboulhosn:

In my @jessicasimpsonstyle swimsuit! #jessicasimpson #swimsuit

nadiaaboulhosn:

In my @jessicasimpsonstyle swimsuit! #jessicasimpson #swimsuit


sbizi3:

ovofordrake:

Danielle Brooks is so damn beautiful

Yup ..


This is my second submission because I absolutely love the message of this blog. Growing up I adored movie stars like Janye Mansfield, Ursula Address, and Marilyn Monroe (but who doesn’t love Marilyn). In high school I suffered from bulimia and compulsive over eating, which had a huge effect on my body. Since then I have dropped almost fifty pounds by exercise and eating right. I’m now 36-30-39 and 155 pounds. I even tried out for Miss Philadelphia 2013 and ended up competing! While my platform was Arts Education, my goal was to promote a healthy image for the young ladies of Philly. I hope to compete again next year and use my career as an actress to spread my message of self-confidence!     

This is my second submission because I absolutely love the message of this blog. Growing up I adored movie stars like Janye Mansfield, Ursula Address, and Marilyn Monroe (but who doesn’t love Marilyn). In high school I suffered from bulimia and compulsive over eating, which had a huge effect on my body. Since then I have dropped almost fifty pounds by exercise and eating right. I’m now 36-30-39 and 155 pounds. I even tried out for Miss Philadelphia 2013 and ended up competing! While my platform was Arts Education, my goal was to promote a healthy image for the young ladies of Philly. I hope to compete again next year and use my career as an actress to spread my message of self-confidence!     


Emma for Asos Curve
36D bust, 31 inch waist, 44 inch hips

at Asos (via curveappeal affiliates)


24 yrs, 5 feet, 150 lbs, dress size 10 
Two hours before this photo was taken, I was standing in the shower crying my eyes out wishing my mother were alive to tell me how beautiful I was. Instead my fiancé was nervously standing outside the shower stall reassuring me that I was not a disgusting blob of a human being who did not deserve his love. I felt such self-loathing because six months after purchasing my dress, it would not zip up all the way. 
I could go on about how as I child I was taunted on a regular basis about my weight and how it has negatively affected my self-image, but the sad fact is I am still being taunted to this day. Only now it’s the endless bridal magazines that only feature women who are 50 pounds lighter and a foot taller than me. It’s the middle-aged women at my work that are constantly giving me weight loss tips without having asked for them. It’s my personal trainer reminding me that they can take my dress in two sizes when I have made it clear my ultimate goal is health, not weight loss. It’s my grandma who was adamant that I should not get a wedding dress one size up to be more comfortable because six months is a long time to lose 10 pounds. 
WELL GUESS WHAT SOCIETY! I HAVE CURVES AND THEY ARE DAMN SEXY. Why is it that on the happiest day of my life I should be a starving skeleton like version of myself? I want to be round and soft so I can embrace my family and friends with an abundance of my being. Why are women expected to look like coat racks and give their wedding dresses all the attention? I am wearing my wedding dress it is not wearing me.  
I just really want to know, who decided that becoming a bride means giving permission to be scrutinized by society? Being a bride, does not give you permission to talk about my weight. There is this revolutionary concept that all women are allowed to love the bodies they have and not be expected to change them to meet your narrow definition of beauty.

24 yrs, 5 feet, 150 lbs, dress size 10 

Two hours before this photo was taken, I was standing in the shower crying my eyes out wishing my mother were alive to tell me how beautiful I was. Instead my fiancé was nervously standing outside the shower stall reassuring me that I was not a disgusting blob of a human being who did not deserve his love. I felt such self-loathing because six months after purchasing my dress, it would not zip up all the way. 

I could go on about how as I child I was taunted on a regular basis about my weight and how it has negatively affected my self-image, but the sad fact is I am still being taunted to this day. Only now it’s the endless bridal magazines that only feature women who are 50 pounds lighter and a foot taller than me. It’s the middle-aged women at my work that are constantly giving me weight loss tips without having asked for them. It’s my personal trainer reminding me that they can take my dress in two sizes when I have made it clear my ultimate goal is health, not weight loss. It’s my grandma who was adamant that I should not get a wedding dress one size up to be more comfortable because six months is a long time to lose 10 pounds. 

WELL GUESS WHAT SOCIETY! I HAVE CURVES AND THEY ARE DAMN SEXY. Why is it that on the happiest day of my life I should be a starving skeleton like version of myself? I want to be round and soft so I can embrace my family and friends with an abundance of my being. Why are women expected to look like coat racks and give their wedding dresses all the attention? I am wearing my wedding dress it is not wearing me.  

I just really want to know, who decided that becoming a bride means giving permission to be scrutinized by society? Being a bride, does not give you permission to talk about my weight. There is this revolutionary concept that all women are allowed to love the bodies they have and not be expected to change them to meet your narrow definition of beauty.


chubby girl slowly learning to love the way my thighs rub together in high waisted shorts

chubby girl slowly learning to love the way my thighs rub together in high waisted shorts


Before a friends party, uk size 14

Before a friends party, uk size 14


Laura Catterall for Simply Be
34E bust, 29 inch waist, 41 inch hips

at Simply Be (via curveappeal affiliates)


I’m two years into recovery from anorexia and am struggling with body image issues at the moment. Instead of giving in to those negative thoughts and hiding myself away I decided to face it head on: I got into my bathing suit, took a photo and am now submitting it here (and then I got into the hot tub which is at our holiday house that we have rented for a week and relaxed in there for an hour). Even in the face of strong negative thoughts about my body, I’m trying to own my curves rather than reject them, and so here I am.
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I’m two years into recovery from anorexia and am struggling with body image issues at the moment. Instead of giving in to those negative thoughts and hiding myself away I decided to face it head on: I got into my bathing suit, took a photo and am now submitting it here (and then I got into the hot tub which is at our holiday house that we have rented for a week and relaxed in there for an hour). Even in the face of strong negative thoughts about my body, I’m trying to own my curves rather than reject them, and so here I am.

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I’ve been told that I’m too self deprecating, and that I should really learn to celebrate me and everything I have to offer. People will notice confidence. Easier said than done. In my experience confidence is often seen as a threat, and others that I know have been looked down upon for it. I have days when I look at myself in the mirror and say, “Damn, I look good!” and others where I just want to shatter the mirror in front of me, or invent a way to shave the fat from my body in a less invasive form of liposuction, or something of the like. 
I’ve been told numerous times that I’m beautiful, gorgeous, and amazing, but every time I hear such a compliment, I honestly can’t accept it or see why they would say such a thing. My friends and I say that’s a “me” problem, and that is certainly a true fact. I feel as though I should try to invent a better version of me; I’m still trying to figure all of that out. I think sort of pouring out my thoughts here in an accepting space of love will help me and others like me to see my flawed logic and to realize that we’re ALL beautiful, gorgeous, and amazing, just the way we are. 

I’ve been told that I’m too self deprecating, and that I should really learn to celebrate me and everything I have to offer. People will notice confidence. Easier said than done. In my experience confidence is often seen as a threat, and others that I know have been looked down upon for it. I have days when I look at myself in the mirror and say, “Damn, I look good!” and others where I just want to shatter the mirror in front of me, or invent a way to shave the fat from my body in a less invasive form of liposuction, or something of the like. 

I’ve been told numerous times that I’m beautiful, gorgeous, and amazing, but every time I hear such a compliment, I honestly can’t accept it or see why they would say such a thing. My friends and I say that’s a “me” problem, and that is certainly a true fact. I feel as though I should try to invent a better version of me; I’m still trying to figure all of that out. I think sort of pouring out my thoughts here in an accepting space of love will help me and others like me to see my flawed logic and to realize that we’re ALL beautiful, gorgeous, and amazing, just the way we are.