@sarahsapora - This is a body in progress. This is 38. This is an unapologetic woman. This is me.
Do I make you uncomfortable? Does this image of a larger woman, standing in her skin in a powerful and sensual way make you pause?
I hope not, but there’s a good chance it does. Because this isn’t something we see every day. I know, even I paused the first time I scrolled through these pics and, hell, that’s MY body!
We need to know, that sensuality doesn’t have to be defined by our size.
We need to know that beauty doesn’t expire after the age of 35.
We need to accept that bodies in progress, those that are changing shape, may have looser skin. And that looser skin is just skin. It isn’t something to be ashamed of.
We need to believe that larger bodies are just as entitled to their sexuality as their more slender peers are.
We need KNOW that that all of these things that make people uncomfortable are facts of life. Bodies change shape. Bodies get older. Bodies are different sizes. Bodies are allowed to be sensual in their varied forms.
As a teenager or younger woman in my 20s, I wish I would have seen an image like this. It wouldn't have "told me it was great to be fat" but it would have helped me to not feel so broken. And if I had felt less broken, maybe I would have felt more confident in my body and in my "desirability" and then maybe, just maybe, I would have spent so long overcompensating for something that I hadn't yet learned to believe deep down in my soul. That I am worthy. I am enough. I am not invisible. And those who do not "see me" are not meant to. Those that are, will. And that is perfectly ok by me.
You can be at peace with yourself and still strive for more. I believe this deep in my heart.
#BeGreater #selflove #selflove #bodypositive #effyourbeautystandards #goldenconfidence #tcfstyle #daretoware #curvy #psfashion #plussizebathingsuit #body4me
Thank you to my friend @keithwebb and to photog @lovelyinla - #regrann