Saturday, July 06, 2013
As you may or may not have already figured out, I'm a lover of curves. If you read my blog regularly you already know that even while losing weight, my goal has never been to become stick skinny or muscular. My own dream body is pretty much the body I have right now, minus a few pounds. I love my curvy shape; my hips, my breast, my thighs. This hasn't always been the case. I used to think there was something wrong with me and that I needed to lose a ton of weight to be beautiful because all the images in the media seemed to suggest so. All those skinny women! I thought that in order to be beautiful, I needed to be just like them. These days, though, I feel like there are a lot more role models for us curvy ladies out there that represent another body type previously unseen in the media: a voluptuous, confident, curvaceous woman. I feel like there are more and more actresses and celebrities out there who are proud of their curves, and I'm so happy about that! I personally want to always keep my curvy figure even when I lose weight, and for the past few years I have been actively looking for positive role models that always make me feel good about my own curves and have a healthy attitude towards their own bodies in general. And believe it or not, I have found so many beautiful, curvy and confident women on the internet that make me feel even more confident about my own body! For the past few years, I have been running a body positive blog on Tumblr where I post inspiring pictures of curvy women and spread some body love to all my followers (and I have quite a lot of them, by the way!). I feel like more and more women out there want to feel empowered, beautiful and confident in their own bodies and are ready to let go of insecurities that have been holding them back in the past. I know that ever since I started my Tumblr blog, I have been slowly becoming more and more comfortable in my own skin. It has really affected my self-esteem in a positive way.
I have wanted to post the link to my blog for quite a while now but I always find myself hesitating. Why? I'm not sure. But I want to share it with you today because I want all of you to know it's OKAY to be curvy and happy. I'm not saying losing weight is a bad thing, NOT AT ALL! Everyone has their own idea of what they want their body to be like, and I'm not saying being curvy is better than being skinny. Some people feel more confident when they are tight and toned and others feel happy with some softer curves. The number on the scale is not everything! Your own happiness and your health are the real indicators of whether or not you are where you really want to be. Every body has its own beauty! I just feel like curvy women haven't really been properly represented in the media and a lot of women don't have any role models to look up to whereas skinnier celebrities are all over the media.
So, if you're interested in my blog, check it out: adoreyourcurves.tumblr.com :)
Here is also a link to a recent interview with one of my favorite curvy girls, (plus size) model Denise Bidot: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/vi
Just remember: NOT EVERYONE has to be skinny to be beautiful and happy! We were all created unique. Some of us are skinny, some are curvy. If you want to be curvier, it's okay. You don't have to be a size 0 to be beautiful. Health is very important and taking care of yourself in every way should always be a priority for all of us. We should listen to our bodies and hearts and act accordingly. We are all beautiful in our own way. You just have to be your own kind of beautiful!