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.)
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 submitted around six months ago a picture of me dressed as Christina Hendricks, but here I am again with short hair! I chopped off about 14 inches yesterday and feel more confident than ever. Anybody who is having doubts about wanting to cut their hair off because of their size, don’t let that stop you, it’s such a wonderfully liberating feeling.
The fall issue of Lucky magazine said you can only wear ankle boots if you have perfect slim legs… Well my perfectly chubby legs disagree :)
boots: vince camuto via Marshalls
dress: forever 21 (size L)
necklace and knee socks: also forever 21
Ally, 22, 5’5 size 10. 38-31-40
Was having a “feeling great about my body” day! I’ve posted before, love this page so much!
Height: 5’6 (and a half lol), Weight: 180-ish, Pant size: 10-14, Shirts: M or L
size 10/12. 23. #grecian #goddessdress #washington
Moab, UT. Size 10. 23 y/o. 5’5”.
Age 25, Size 10, first one-piece since high school swimming team. Feeling strong and fabulous on an island excursion.
I married my best friend on August 23rd, 2013.
I have always had the worst self-esteem issues. I used to tell myself I was unworthy of any type of love because I was not comfortable in my own skin. I hated myself. I did everything in the book to lose weight only to gain it back in a few short weeks.
Since meeting Matt, he has shown me an unbelievable type of love. He showed me that I was beautiful. That my weight was a number. That my curves were an add on to the personality. He tells me I am beautiful every single day to where I wake up every morning and I believe it. It took me 23 years to realize it. It took me through one horrifying relationship experience for a guy to tell break me down mentally, sexually, emotionally, and physically for me to find a person like Matt who helped rebuild me and helped me believe I was more then my body weight. It took me finding this blog to realize women are beautiful creatures no matter the size, the weight because in the end it is just a number.
and dammit, I will eat that slice of pizza with ranch and a Dr. Pepper proudly now.
I do have my days, but there are less of them now. I am proud of who I am, of what my body is.
Best of luck to all you ladies. Please feel free to add me. I’d love to meet more people like me :)
Height: 5’3 Weight: 150 lbs Bra size: 38 D Jean size: 10
I’m having the most amazing, body positive summer and I don’t know what brought it on, but I never want to forget this feeling. All of you are beautiful and such an inspirations to me. I’m glad this blog exists!
I have no idea what my measurements are these days(and really don’t care), but I’m 6’1, 36D/34DD, and usually wear anywhere from 10-14 in pants(US sizes). I weigh somewhere around 180, but who knows, I don’t believe in scales.
Dress size: 8/10
My first post! & hopefully not my last..
Learning how to love myself has been a struggle my entire life, and learning how to love my body for what it truly is has been an even bigger challenge. Growing up, I always played with Barbies and obsessed over princesses, and as a result, I grew up thinking that was what I was going to look like when I got older. But as I’ve grown it has become more and more apparent that I will never look like a disney princess. My mother was never a good advocate for thicker girls either - constantly trying to get me to lose weight, as she also happens to be the same height as me but weighs at least 25 pounds less, if not more than that.
Throughout the years I have tried dieting, throwing up and not eating, as well as eating healthy and exercising often. Within the past year my weight has fluctuated 10 pounds up and down or so, and I have realized that I just need to accept myself and my body for what it was meant to be, which isn’t a tall slender victoria’s secret model body. It’s been really hard and has taken nothing short of making a conscious effort day in and day out of reminding myself that I am beautiful the way I am. I’ve made some process, but I’m still on the way to trying to think I am beautiful. I have finally gotten the courage to post my own picture thanks to this blog! I hope that everyone can realize how beautiful they are, especially when they love themselves.
10-12 dress size
I’ve always struggled with my weight and I feel as if I’m not the person I could be if I was smaller, because I am very self conscious. But I hope that changes and other people see that too. It would make me feel much better. And I have recently started wearing bikinis which makes me feel more normal for a teen :)
Yesterday a man on the street said I am “too thick” to wear these shorts… WHATEVER. I tend to wear a size 8-10. This is a healthy size but Western society’s warped beauty standards are so pervasive due to the media I am made to feel ashamed. This phenomenon of fat-shaming is so destructive to our collective self esteem that even my thinnest girlfriends are constantly battling insecurity about their figures. I believe women should love their bodies even MORE for transgressing the “norm”. We should be proud because it is an act of protest to occupy more space than is deemed appropriate by the media. All shapes are valid and beautiful!
This is my third submission and my happiest one so far! I recently underwent a breast reduction surgery, about 3 weeks ago actually. I went from a 34J to a 34 DD and have never looked back! I just bought my first bikini set, and am feeling amazing. Even after struggling with an eating disorder, bullying, and sexual abuse, this is the happiest I’ve ever been. Yay body positivity!!! (Everything was bought from ASOS. I highly recommend them, their suits are true to size!)
18 yo, US, 5’7, 34DD, size 8-10, 150 lbs.
I’m 19 from Finland, 43 - 32 - 43, 5’5, size 10/12 and a 34H.
I, too, was bullied for being chubby as a child and I’m still a bit chubby as an adult. Last year when I had pictures taken for my ID card, the photographer said that I would make a great model or an actress if I lost some weight. Back then I had just gone from a size 16 to a size 8. The truth is, no matter what size you are, there will always be someone to judge you. I have gained some weight since then, but I feel beautiful and so should you!