US actress Tatyana Ali (left) poses with her sisters Anastasia and Kimberly during their Butterflies, Beasts & Bacchanal presentation on the final day of the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival at Queen’s Park Savannah in Port of Spain.
Andie, 19, size 12
I’ve been told I’m a Christina Hendricks/Joan Holloway lookalike, so obviously I embrace it.
Feeling Spring today…. with Clementine Desseaux
I have been struggling with accepting my body a lot lately, so I did what any sane person would do and drew on myself.
I’ve been self conscious about my appearance for as long as I can remember. I’ve always been on the chubby side, especially during puberty, and kids can be so cruel. Even though I recently lost 30-35 lbs and am in the healthy BMI (which I know doesn’t account for much) I’ve become more self conscious than ever. I thought that if I were smaller I would be happy, but the things I didn’t like about myself before still bother me. I’m still pear shaped and have thick thighs. No matter how much I exercise they will still be a part of me because that’s how my body is built. I bought this bikini from VS thinking it would motivate me to lose my “extra weight,” but it’s only been stressing me out. I just want peace. I want to accept my body for the way it is now. I’m not looking for attention, I just want to do this to help heal and maybe hopefully help someone who is feeling down like me.
okay so I’m 34-28-42. I’m only 5’1”. I’m very new to the whole body acceptance world and still am trying to wrap my head around the idea that you can love yourself and not be a size 4. I live in Australia and am a size 10-12 here. <3
Hello! My name is Hailey, I have always been self conscious about my body, but I am really starting to embrace it and trying to get in to modeling, because you know what? It is okay that I am not a size 6! I am a size 12, 36C, height 5’8”, weighing 165 lbs and I am starting to recognize my unconventional beauty as a blessing, not a curse :)