18, 5’5”, 10-12 (US)
19 Years, Size 12, 34GG and happy :)
It took 18 long years of hating every inch of myself to get to the point I’m at now. I wish people could understand that no one can help you love yourself and your body besides YOU. Wake up every morning, look in the mirror and tell yourself you’re beautiful. Choose to stop believing what society thinks is perfect and know that you are. Love yourself, because it’s the best thing you can do to make yourself beautiful.
Oh, also, I’m 19 and an average of 150 pounds, which isn’t too much, but I’m a very measly 5’2”.
I love the way I look and so does my boyfriend. I’m happy!
Never have I been comfortable in a bikini bottom and that includes the one shown. I’m 18, 5’4” and learning, slowly, to love my body and all it’s flaws.
I weigh somewhere around 150lbs and my measurements are 39-32-42
For the longest time I felt absolutely terrible about my body, and couldn’t see anything about it worth loving or desiring or being proud of but thanks to a fortunate series of events, I have come to feel like the perfect venus and really, the thing is, regardless of your measurements or your weight or the way your bum looks or the swoop of your waist - you are a valuable human being with so many wonderful and beautiful things about you.
But yeah, here’s to being positively gorgeous and proud, which is something every single person should feel.
Vanessa, 19, from Scotland!
5’5” & 38-30-38
I would like to send my love and support for all the curvy girls out there! Everyone deserves to feel happy in their own skin. X
This is one of my favourite snaps from my 19th birthday (back in June). I made all my family and friends dress up as modern disney princesses and I was Snow White. I felt fabulous despite the obviousness of the colour, and my usual aversion to such brightness!
I am still on my journey to body acceptance, but I have certainly come a long way!
I am currently 95kg, 1.72m, with measurements (105, 94, 120)cm.
All you ladies are so wonderfully gorgeous and make me hopeful that one day I can love and embrace my body.
I struggled with self-love for almost 23 years, but I’m finally in love with my body! I hope every woman, whatever size or shape, feels the same soon!!
measurements are 40-29-40, and I’m 5’9”
5’3”, 130-140 lbs. Haven’t weighed myself in years. Size 10.
There are days when I just don’t want to see myself in the mirror, days when I think “Oh! Well I don’t look too shabby!”, and days when I just feel like a model. Lately, it’s been more the latter than the former.
I struggled a lot with body issues when I was a child and a young teenager. My schoolmates and friends were all thin and had perfect bodies. There was always an insane amount of pressure on us women to have perfect skinny bodies, especially living in a macho man Latin American country. As a young 13 year old girl in high school, there was no way I could take it. When my classmates called me a “fat bitch” (which was more often than not), I had to be excused because there was no way I could stop crying. I cried countless nights over my body, tried every fad diet in the book, and nothing worked.
Nowadays, a little older and quite a bit more mature, I can honestly say I’m happy with my body. Peace with yourself is something that comes with growing up, and it’s not something easily found, but it’s completely worth it.
(Ahem. Excuse the socks.)
I’m so glad I tumbled onto this amazing blog full of amazing, beautiful, inspiring women!
I’m an actress and (recently) a petite plus size model, standing just under 5’5” tall. After years of resistance and struggling to “get my body back” — a 34-25-38, 123 lb frame that was nearly impossible to maintain (because I’m much more fond of fine dining than I am of stinky gyms) — I’m finally coming to respect and embrace my “new” 36-28-43, 148 lb body. I’ve stopped counting calories, and focusing more on what’s inside me than outside — I rediscovered a quick and creative mind and a full and beating heart that were almost buried beneath my body-obsession. I’m writing again! I’m painting again! And I feel sexier than ever in my own skin. Now I remember that my net weight is not my net worth, and I’m more than just a body — and the more I love my inside, the more I love my outside. I have a working body, and I know how to work it! This is my body today, and I’m happy and proud.
Dani- 22 years old, California
I’ve submitted once before already, but I just wanted to continue supporting this message as well as encouraging people to love themselves. We are all beautiful.
I hate how I look so freaking much, and I wish I was thinner, I wish my thighs weren’t so sensitive that i get bumps no matter what, they have never been smooth, i wish i didnt have stretch marks, and i wish i would let my boyfriend pick me up without the fear of him not being able to. i hate how i look so much.