All sizes are beautiful! Don't be ashamed of your number or keep it from living your life and doing what you love. There is no perfect or wrong size. It doesn't determine our worth and nobody has the right to judge someone's health by their size. So let's show the world that every size can be happy and that we are not ashamed!
How to participate:I would love to see all different sizes represented in this link up. Whether you are a 0 or 32, participate! This is a weekly feature so each link up will be open for one week. You can add your link anytime during the week. All genders, sexes and non-genders are welcome to join in. Use whatever sizing you are most familiar with. You can link up with me every week with a new post or join in every once in a while! The rules are simple. Post a photo of yourself on your blog, feeling confident. Post a full body shot, so head to toe! State your size in your blog post or with a graphic on your photo. No diet talk, weight loss talk, negativity or any type of body shaming allowed. This is about being happy with your size and shape, not because it is socially acceptable, healthy or better than others. Then come back here and add your link using the link tool at the end of this post.
I have a lot going on with this outfit. I know. But this is how I like to dress and it makes me feel good. I wasn't always like this though. Did you know that I quit a job over having to tuck my shirt in? It was part of dress code to wear a buttoned up shirt tucked in to pants or a skirt and I was passionately against the idea. Obviously, this was before I learned to love my fat body and belly. Because you have to reteach yourself these things. We are schooled from the time we are born that we should hate ourselves if we don't look a certain way. All that "what's inside is what makes you beautiful" crap is bullshit. They really meant the opposite all those years when your impressionable brain was being exposed to fat shaming, body hate and food guilt. If I could go back and be that 19 year old working as a hostess at The Old Spaghetti Factory, I would have happily worked away in a high waisted skirt and maybe even a little lady tie. Now I am this completely different person. So much happier with my body and clothes!
Even now, I have to do a little reteaching every once in a while. I find myself hesitating to wear loud or colorful clothing because I have a glimmer of worry about what people will think. I put on my brave face and wear it out. My fears are never confirmed so the next time I want to make a fashion statement, I have no problems. Just because you are happy with your size doesn't mean that you don't need to practice a little self-care. Making fashion choices for myself rather than others makes me stronger and more confident. I can walk out the house in a crocheted collar and vintage patterned skirt feeling like a million bucks.
skirt : size queen
shirt : thrifted
cardigan : thrifted
crocheted collar : made by me (pattern)
flats : thrifted
glasses : coastal
Where are you at in your body acceptance journey?