Hi, hopefully this is a clear enough picture of myself but, this is the first body picture I’ve ever taken of myself. I was having a really high volume of body confidence when I took it.
I’m Katya and I struggled with body image in a major way prior to this year. I never thought I would be pretty enough to take a full body picture of myself and smile in it. I’m a size 14/16/18 and I have always been. I’ve spent the past 20 years of my life hearing that I would never be skinny enough, but now I believe as long as I like the way I look in the mirror, I should be happy. I’m beautiful just the way I am :)
Hi! My name is Eleni, I’m turning 20 in June. I’ve been a curvy girl all my life, and I hated it for a long time cause my friends were “skinny” and my dad used to make comments about my size. However, i am a very sporty person! I was a soccer goalie for 10 years, i also dabbled in baseball & volleyball. I was bullied a lot because of my weight but when i hit high school, all of the commentary just kind of stopped. As i got older, i just got used to my body changing and started to love the extra lusciousness! My curve-inspiration is Christina Hendricks, when she’s in a lovely dress on Mad Men (which is always) i’m just like “damn! you GO girl!” I’m big advocate of loving the body you have now, not the body you wish you had. Flaunt what you’ve got girls!
Here’s my body. Included is the lower half of my body that I am usually too ashamed to post because it’s where the majority of my weight falls.
I have been in recovery from anorexia for 22 months now.
Some people seem to think that my healthy body is not acceptable. But you know what? I am not going to starve myself again to get down to a lower weight just so that those people will approve. I’m not going to starve myself to fit into some kind of “petite woman” mould. I’m not naturally petite. I wish I was, so no one would judge me and I would feel more secure in my body, but I’m not, and I am never going to be. I am trying to learn to accept and embrace my curves, and those who can’t accept them can f@!$ off. This is what my natural, healthy body looks like and I’m not going to hide it or change it because I don’t fit some people’s idea of what an “ideal woman” should look like. Trying to live up to someone’s unrealistic expectations of how my body should be is not worth sacrificing my health and happiness for. I am curvy, and I am trying to learn to be proud of that.
I’m 5 foot 5 inches and 155 pounds of ***flawless.
This blog is amazing with all the women who feel comfortable in their skin and all the women that are learning to. Thanks for reminding me beauty comes in all shapes and sizes :)
Hello lovelies! I recently found this blog and bless everyone that has submitted and whatnot. You ladies are truly an inspiration and have made me feel so much better about my body.
Seventeen, size 9-12 depending, 5’3”, 170pounds.
Thank you again for helping me find peace and looking absolutely stunning doing it! (P.s. sorry for the bathroom selfie hah)
I’ve been following this blog for years and this is my first time submitting!
I’ve always struggled with my curves because I was very thin until middle school and since then I’ve always been told I am too big or need to lose weight. I love being curvy though :)
Size: 8/10 US
Bust: 40 (30FF)
The swimsuit is Freya!
Curves are for beach bunnies!
Today I decided I’m going to start being as kind to myself as I am to others…. and guess what… its working.
Screw everybody who ever told me I wasn’t good enough, smart enough, driven enough, or beautiful enough to make it in this world. I’m a kind soul, but I will no longer use that as an excuse to let others walk over me, nor will I continue to let myself use it as an excuse to hide under the covers for days on end, beating myself up for this shortcoming or that failure.
I am beautiful and kind and not taking anyone’s negativity anymore, not even my own.
Fuck eating disorders and body shaming and non-existent self worth and anxiety and depression and everything else I’ve let ruin my mornings, noons, and nights.
Hope you are all having a splendid evening and loving yourselves wholeheartedly. We’ve only got this one life… make it count. )
-I posted this on my blog today and got enough anonymous hate to irritate me, so I want to spread this even further!! Don’t let anybody ever, EVER, tell you you are worthless and that those around you are only around you because they can’t find someone better….
THE HATE NEEDS TO STOP.
So of course, you all are my first stop as I’ve posted here before.
5’3, all curves, all love. If anybody needs support please don’t hesitate to message me. pistoleighta.tumblr.com