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Mina Gerges  Egyptian Queen of body positivity πŸŒˆπŸ‘ΈπŸ½ Read my interview with Teen Vogue πŸ‘‡πŸ½

βœ¨πŸ’…πŸ½Get you a man who can do both βœ¨πŸ’…πŸ½ So, fun little stories for you guys. I was super into this guy and all of a sudden he stopped talking to me, and I was like, excuse you ma’am?? How dare you. Then I found out it was because he was turned off when he saw me in drag and makeup on Instagram. And it made me realize how lucky I am to be so fucking fierce and unapologetic about being myself, because I’m confident whether I’m serving you Middle Eastern papi or Fenty glam makeup queen. And growing up I was always made fun of for how feminine I am in the way I talk or carry myself, but so what bitch?? Moral of the story is never let someone bring u down for being the fierce bitch you are βœ¨πŸ’πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ’…πŸ½ Products:
Liner: Vivid Sapphire #NyxCosmetics
Highlight: @fentybeauty #KILLAWATT in #GINGERBINGE and #MOSCOWMULE
Lip: #STUNNA #FentyBeauty

So I’m on vacation in Mexico and I can’t believe I’m wearing a speedo and feeling this confident 😭

I feel like so many of us get caught up with trying to get that beach body for summer, and we feel awful if we don’t reach it because we've been fed this impossible idea that we have to look like supermodels to feel good on the beach. Not gonna lie, it took a lot for me to not go on a diet or to exercise obsessively in preparation for this trip, and embracing my stretch marks and living my best life in a bright pink speedo feels so liberating. This is the summer we embrace and love our skin and not feel like we have to lose weight to feel good on the beach πŸ’ Plus, I covered myself in #FentyBeauty highlight and #BodyLava so I’m literally glowing, and my pink speedo had every homophobe shook, so how could I not feel like that bitch 🀩✨

This is the scariest yet most empowering post I've ever made. I’ve struggled with my weight and body image my whole life. I grew up surrounded by unrealistic pictures of men and women that convinced me that I have to look like that to be considered attractive and desirable. Especially as gay men, where unfortunately so many of us struggle with achieving that unrealistic standard to feel beautiful. Trying to achieve this made me develop an eating disorder when I was 20 - I would starve myself, weight myself every morning, spend 3 hours at the gym and ran 10km every day, and hated myself if I ate something β€œunhealthy”, and still, never found happiness or satisfaction. Now at 23, I’m finally confident and comfortable in my skin, and she’s glowing ✨ The stretch marks and love handles I was bullied for are the very thing I feel empowered by now. I know I’ll never look like the dudes we see in billboards and fashion ads, and that’s okay because I’m still cute AF with my cute little belly and squishyness. Learning self love and being confident is such a beautiful thing, and I’m so lucky to be able to have this platform to share it with you guys. ❀️

I turn 23 today and I want to share a very personal journey with all of you. I've struggled with my body image and weight my whole life, growing up bombarded by unrealistic images of men with sculpted bodies all over magazines and billboards. I always wanted to look like them, thinking that was the only way I could be considered attractive. After these recreations went viral 3 years ago, I started to struggle with my mental health, and began seeking comfort in food. I put on a lot of weight (I love pizza, as you may already know). Gaining this weight never made me hate my body, but the online bullying I experienced took a huge toll on me. People commented on my photos everyday calling me fat and ugly, making fun of my stretch marks and love handles, commenting things like "wow you used to be hot what happened to you" as if I wasn't a real person who was impacted by these cruel words. It ruined my self esteem. I would get anxious before logging on because I knew I would see a hateful comment that'll ruin my day. I stopped going out in public because I was afraid people in real life were secretly disgusted by my body. I remember looking in the mirror before going out one night and literally breaking down crying because I couldn't stop thinking about people's mean comments. I deactivated this account for almost a year (October 2015 - June 2016) because I needed a mental health break and needed to regain my confidence, knowing that so many of you look up to me for that. Losing almost 60 pounds from Feb to September this year wasn't about one picture looking "better" – it was about learning to love my body and embrace that it's different. These stretch marks (and whatever else people bullied me for) are a reminder of my journey towards self love and my triumph over several eating disorders and body dysmorphia. I loved my body in the "before" picture and after this long struggle with loving what I see in the mirror despite being bullied for my body, here's to making 23 the year of self-love & body positivity πŸ‘ΈπŸ½

I haven't posted a "normal" pic on here in 4 years but since February I lost 50 pounds, cut out so many toxic garbage people from my life, and have become the happiest I've been my entire life after being depressed for the last 3 years. It feels incredible to be happy again. A fucking glow up πŸ’…πŸ½πŸ‘ΈπŸ½ And I'm so excited to share this journey with u all πŸ’

When life gives you melons..... πŸ˜‰πŸˆTag a friend! #MinaGerges #KylieJenner

Everyone's got a summer fling and I'm sitting here alone like......πŸ™ƒπŸ˜© Tag a single friend! #Rihanna #MinaGerges

I love chillin' with my new BFF Kylie but lately our hangouts end up turning into sexy photoshoots and I'm not about that life 😀 like, I just came to eat pizza and talk about boys and I feel so attacked right now 😩#MinaGerges

Mid-sneeze!!! Girls I wasn't ready 😫 tag that friend who posts pics when only they look good 😑#MinaGerges

How everyone's working on their summer bod vs. how I'm working on mine πŸ’πŸ½πŸ˜‚ Tag a friend 😘 #MinaGerges #KatyPerry #BonAppetit

I'm poor so I used instant noodles for the hair πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ’…πŸ½ tag a friend! #MinaGerges #KylieJenner

Yes, those are cheese slices on my head πŸ§€πŸ˜‚ #MetGala #MinaGerges #RitaOra

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