I am a 22 year old, 42-36-47, 210lbs at 5ft10 1/2 inches tall.I wear an xl,and a size 12, i think. I’ve been wildly criticized for how I look. From being called a whale, to being told to not dress a certain way,or to wear more “flattering” things, been called a slut, asked if i was pregnant(repeatedly), told my assets were not attractive any longer because they had become larger due to weight gain,etc etc.
But I honestly believe you really have to learn to love yourself and your skin and it is SO nice to see many ladies with lovely bodies and curves to come out and show support for one another.
Over a year ago i managed to shed 27lbs, but ended up putting it back on, due to not keeping up with my healthy eating regimine and lack of exercise.
I have always been a little bit bigger, but mostly around the stomach area. I was very self concious of it, even at 145lbs and 5 ft 10 I thought I was fat, I hated the way i looked and felt, I thought i was truly disgusting in every way. Now that I am a bit older, I try to not let the little voice boss me around, and tell me that I am not good enough, or pretty enough, or thin enough for anyone to like me. I still have bad days, when i can’t find a single piece of clothing to put on that doesn’t make me want to go into hiding, but I fight through it. And I am very lucky to have known some supportive people.who helped me through all the tough times.
It is a long journey to learn to love yourself, accept your curves and the body you have been given, with all the positives and the aspects that you may not appreciate, and I truly hope that everyone can reach it.
Keep up the good work.
(photos are from after a convention, I was lust from FMA, and just put on my bathing suit for fun :3)