US Size 10-12
5 ft. 3.5 in.
Here’s my second submission ^_^
(PLEASE excuse my tired/no makeup face.)
Due to college and less time to work out, I gained some weight from the last time I submitted my post. But despite my weight gain, I’m trying my best to love my body and to become more comfortable in my skin. Therefore this post will be submitted to the part of my body that I am the most insecure with; my thighs. I’ve been teased about my thighs since elementary school and was even given the nickname “Thunder Thighs” by my family members (which would keep me up some nights, crying.) Though this isn’t a frontal view, you can clearly see that my thighs are quite big. Despite their size, I decided that instead of hiding in my corner of shame, I will flaunt what my mama gave me. I want to love my body 150%. And though I have bad days where I look in the mirror and wonder what’s wrong with my legs, I try my absolute best to keep a smile on my face. Thank you for the wonderful support from my last submission. You guys are all so beautiful inside and out. <3
Thank you so so so much once again. <3
Im 5’3 and 39-31-41, I would love to lose a few pounds as I am classed as overweight for my high and build but I guess you have just got to learn to love the skin you’re in because its the only one you’ve got
36-30-41 - 5’8” - 185 lbs
This was my holiday party dress. Floor length sparkles with a train. I was one of the only people in a dress like that, and everyone stared. It felt awesome.
After years of hating and shaming my body, I have learned to love every bump and curve. This photo is a picture of the first time I was able to wear a form fitting dress without feeling ashamed. A size two will never fit over these hips & I wouldn’t want it any other way.
"your body, your rules. do not let society fuck you up"
5’5, 41-30-41, 20, Southern California.
Always looking for the beauty in myself, even if it’s not typically what is considered beautiful.
I hesitated to submit this picture, not because I think I don’t look beautiful enough, but because this is my unfinished “Gwen Stefani ala Harajuku Girls” and I take my Halloween costumes very seriously. I decided to submit it anyways because I think this picture really embodies how I feel in my skin at this present moment.
I was a competitive Figure Skater for 13 years. From the ages of 12 to 19, 7 years of my career, I battled with bulimia and anorexia. But after going to college and being in recovery for 2.5 years, I feel better than I ever have. I am 5”6, I don’t know my weight [and I like it that way], I am a 36 D, and a size 8 with measurements of 38-32-41. I have learned that my size doesn’t impact how people perceive me, and if that is all they are focused on, they are not the people I want to be around anyways. It really comes down to the content of my character. It’s amazing how simple that sounds, but it really was a hard concept to digest for a long time. Letting go of my control over my weight has allowed me to grow into a person with valuable accomplishments that do not include my weight. And I feel more beautiful than ever. I feel fierce. I feel amazing. And nothing can take that away from me. Not a dress size or a waist measurement or a number on the scale. I’m sad I spent so much time feeling terrible about myself when I was smaller and actually more of the “ideal”. Every woman DESERVES to feel beautiful in their own skin, and it’s thanks to this blog and other forces out there that are focused on empowering women that I was able to see and find confidence in my own beauty. You are ALL beautiful, and I’m really not just saying that. You deserve it, you owe it to yourself to BELIEVE it. Because you’re the only one holding yourself back. Confidence is sexy ;)
Check out Endangered Bodies for more women doing this same work [I am a member of the NYC group] : http://www.endangeredbodies.org/
Hello! :) I’m Morgan. I’m 5’ 4” 150lbs 36-28-41
I’m very proud to have the body I do. I love it. I wouldn’t trade it for any other body type. I want people to know and realize that there are normal sized girls in the world and they’re all over. You are who you are. And you are beautiful how you are, don’t ever change that, or doubt that. Love yourself. <3
36-27-41 and about 151lbs :)
I’m what I like to think of as an in-betweenie—not quite thin but not quite plus-size either. Some curvy medium I suppose :) I struggle sometimes, but I’m beginning to truly find comfort in my body. As a (hopeful) biology major, the more I learn about the human body, the more I respect, adore, and love my own.
I absolutely adore this blog and all of the gorgeous women who appear on it every day. It’s helped me through some rough patches and for that I am very grateful. ♥
5 ft. 3.5 in.
As a Korean, I never really fit into the Korean beauty standards. (Pale skin, skinny, tall, etc.) Ever since I was little, I was kind of on the chubby side. But don’t get me wrong, because I loved playing sports. I used to dance, play on a soccer team, martial arts, water polo and swim. Anyways, I used to get poked fun at and teased a lot about my weight. I was bullied a lot and I never really learned to love my body. It’s hard to love yourself when you’re constantly being put down by the people closest around you, which includes family and friends. So I ran across this blog a while ago and I instantly fell in love. I loved the idea of having a support group of women just like me. I was too embarrassed and shy to submit anything at first. But now, I feel a bit more confident. I’m learning to love myself little by little. ^_^