My name is Brittany and I’m 23 years old. I’ve always had issues with weight, ever since I was 8. I’ve heard it all, I’ve been bullied. And for the longest time, I hated myself. I had low self-esteem and often believed the things that were told to me. I even dated a guy for almost 2 years, even though he constantly harped on me about my weight, he even once told me that I could only get a guy by my personality, because I had nothing else going for me.
The thing is, it’s not about how much gravitational pull I have. It’s all about attitude. When I was 17, I decided I had had enough. I was going to change, and I was the only one who could do anything about it. So, I did. Slowly, but surly, I’ve changed the way I think about myself. I go for fashion, I try the latest make-up. I’m sassy and short and adorable. And you know what? It’s okay for me to like myself! It’s okay for me to have self confidence! It’s okay for me to be picky with guys and to be picky with myself!
Yes, I have off days. No, I will never be the willowy, thin girls that society tells me I should be. I’m tough and a little rough around the edges. I embroider hankies and drink hard cider. I’m a size 16-18 US, weigh 200lbs and am 5’3. Got a problem? Then you can take a flying leap. I’m me, and that’s just fine. And, yes, I’m beautiful, sexy, smart, funny, and just a plain goof. And, one day, I’ll find someone who likes, and maybe loves, me just for that. Because girls like me, we aren’t a dime a dozen, and I’m one in a million.
Love yourself, girls (and boys!), because if you can’t find love for yourself within, you will never find love for yourself without.