I know this movie received mixed feedback, especially from the body positive community but I thought it had a great message and was very sweet.
Being from a small town, I feel like it’s extremely hard to be yourself.
I scroll through Instagram and see all these fierce babes and dudes embracing who they are but I felt like I couldn’t be as open since it’s not common to see a plus size babe in a crop top.
I took a trip to NYC last year and I remember sitting on the subway and was blown away by the amount of men and women who were just embracing their authentic selves. Men were wearing beautifully bright colors and lipstick. Women were wearing badass skintight and tummy exposing pieces.
And guess what, no one was looking at them (except me obviously).
I was in awe.
And a little angry. Angry that living in a small town was hindering my experience on my body positive journey. That these people were judging me and causing me to hide who I was.
But it wasn’t them keeping me from being me, it was me.
I felt like being a women who is considered plus size based on a cloth label I would be judged.
I felt like I would be judged if I wore shorts.
I felt like I would be called out for wearing a crop top.
I felt like if I stood out even the slightest in my community that no one would include me.
But you know what? That hasn’t happened. No one has yelled at me to cover up and go back to the hole I crawled out from.
Have a gotten a few looks? Sure but I like to think that it’s because I’m looking so fierce and strong that they are intrigued.
It’s all about changing YOUR mindset and how you feel about YOUR body.
Where are you from? Do you feel comfortable being yourself?
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