Body positivity has always been one of the number one things that I wanted to be “brave enough” to talk about on my blog. I thought, if I can’t walk the talk, I shouldn’t talk about it.
Until recently (boudoir blog post), I’ve been a little more shy about posting openly about my body. I’ve seen too scared to post pictures that are “not at the right angle,” and usually post pictures that show me wearing long sleeves.
Why is this so important to me personally?
I was really (like, seriously) bullied as a kid. I remember when this girl told me to get off the swings because I didn’t deserve it. Because I was too fat. I didn’t speak English, and I was taller and heavier set than everyone else in my class. And that defined me for a large part of my childhood. But one day, I woke up and I told myself I can be different if I want. I joined every sport possible and eventually made my first friends through swim team, soccer, volleyball and even cheerleading. I wish someone would’ve told me that I can talk through my problems and that it was okay to go through these feelings, but hindsight is 2020.
Through my journey, I set goals for myself and try to reach them because it makes me believe in myself a little bit more. This year, it’s time to be a healthy (also, b/c I’m 30 and can’t live that 20s life with McDonalds anymore).
I want to let people know that GIRL👏🏽 YOU👏🏽CAN👏🏽BLOOM👏🏽 in whichever way and direction you want. And it’s all about how YOU define yourself.
So cheers to us and our now and future beautiful self (Thanks Girlfriend Collective for making me feel beautiful in my atheisure)!
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