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This girl rocks @Regrann from @bodyposipanda - I've realised lately that I don't like the word sexy. For most of my years I've believed that sexy has to look a certain way. Sexy has to be thin. Sexy has to be flattering. Sexy has to emphasise the 'right' places and hide the 'wrong' ones. Sexy has to be catered towards the male gaze. Most of all, sexy has to be about being sexually appealing, being a commodity and selling yourself well.

So when people comment here calling me sexy, I cringe. Because I'm not here for that. Not anymore. I spent a lot of years thinking that I had to be someone else's definition of sexy to be worth something, and I tried so hard to find validation in their gaze. I saw myself as that commodity and I did everything I could to sell myself well. Not anymore.

I'm done playing by those rules that kept me small and made me think my only value was being appealing to someone else, fulfilling someone else's idea of what I should be for them, do for them. From now on when I think about the word sexy I won't think that I have to twist and contort myself into an image like the one on the left in order to be worthy. Because sexiness should be about joy, and freedom, and confidence in exactly who you are. It shouldn't be about pleasing anyone but yourself.

So guess what? You can wear lacey lingerie and feel sexy. But you can also wear massive knickers and old sports bras and feel sexy. Or you can say to hell with sexy and find your power in other things. Whatever you do, make sure it's for you. Fuck spending your life trying to fit what anyone else thinks you should be. πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸŒˆπŸŒž
Lingerie on the left by @dearscantilly πŸ’«

πŸ’•Often new mums will pick up a magazine and see their favourite celebrity snap-back into shape just weeks after the birth but this is very unrealistic for the modern day mum, which can be damaging for their confidence. Instead it’s key to manage expectations; don’t put too much pressure on yourself and go at your own pace. It took me a year to want to even think about training then a further year to get to where I am today!! #realwomen

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Celebrating SN Muse #5~ @kirtibhoutika
All of 21years, this city girl turned heads when she won the Master Chef India title last year. Home baker & dessert queen is not just the brainchild behind Sugar Plum Bakery but an inspiration to many. Isn't she a perfect @shantanunikhil muse?

#styledbychikkygoenka
MUH: @mainak.mk_up
PC: @gourabganguli
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Almost time...❀ #Repost @styleographbychikkygoenka
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Celebrating SN muse #2~ @karunaezara
Karuna has been a journalist, TV presenter, brand ambassador and model but is perhaps best known today as a poet. She shifted to Kolkata early this year where she began The Calcutta Chromosome, a writing and photography project where she follows, connects with and presents in unique ways the people of the city, their arts & crafts, their dreams, spaces, talents and passions. While you read her stories on www.thecalcuttachromosome.com and view her poetry at @karunaezara, we'd love to call her a true patron of label @shantanunikhil 🌸
#styledbychikkygoenka
PC: @gourabganguli
Location: Starmark Bookstore Kolkata

#πŸ”œ #realwomen #ss17 #muse #shantanunikhil #dresscouture #ezarawrites #fashiondiaries #staytuned #kolkata #event #trunkshow #couture #dresscouture #indianwear #indianfashion #indiantextile #indiandesigners #madeinindia #instapic #gourabganguliphotography

French blue on a Friday night, courtesy of our Merchandising Manager Mary. #betterthingstodo #inmyMM {Rachel dress + panel scarf}

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Give it time, you'll thank yourself later, I promise. πŸ’•πŸ’ͺ🏻 ...and we are so not done yet! (Top) Circ. 2016 (Bottom) Circ. 2017. πŸ™ŒπŸ» #weightloss #weightlossjourney #weightlosstransformation #healthylife #fitspo #fitspiration #fitnessmotivation #transformation #strength #challengeaccepted #l4l #follow4follow #motivation #realwomen #beautiful #blackandwhite

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The facts of my lifeπŸ’―... Feels good to be loved and respected... I dont have to do a thing but be me and I gets mad love❀. I dont fuck people over, I dont burn bridges, I dont have to pretend to be something or someone I'm not. Just 100% me (fiesty, smart mouth, real, loyal, mean sometimes, sweet sometimes, transparent, respectful, etc). I'm blessed, take nothing for granted and I dont compete cause I dont have too. Show love & respect it always comes right back. Im sure I got haters but they STILL got enough respect to keep that shit to they selfπŸ’― #livinglife #love #respect #realtalk #me #lovealloverme #honesty #loyalty #life #beautifulstruggle #cantrushgreatness #whatyouthought #youcantcompete #nocompetion #inmylane #realwomen #factsoflife #keepwatchingme

A month and a half after its release date and this movie still has the ability to fill theaters πŸ’œ .
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#hiddenfigures #movie #inspire #womangoals #realwomen #strong #bold #beautiful and #lethally #intelligent #KC
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2 previous guests β€’ Brooke Hoover from RA FL and Maggie Halowell! @rangerspice / @maggiehalowell β€’ #RelaxedAtmosphere #NegativeCamber #LST #LST2017 #WomenOfTheScene #MiniTrucker #MiniTruckers #TruckLife #WonderWomen πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½#lonestarthrowdown #RealWomen #RealDealHolyfield

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Maquillista: Mayra de Colon
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#spartanracearizona #sprint in the books! Thanks Crystal for the company #realwomen #realbodies #skirtsportsambassador #teamrwb