Outfit details: Wrap-Front Maxi Dress (Forever 21: here), Bandeau bra, Sunglasses (NY Street Vendor)
Y’all. I feel it. For the first time in a long time I am finally feeling comfortable in my body. In my melanin filled skin. In my stretch-marked curves. In my thick, slow-growing, hair. In ME.
Whether or not you can see it ya girl has ALWAYS struggled with something in regards to my self-appearance. I’m too big! My hair isn’t long enough. My fingers are too chunky! haha. But seriously, the list of imperfections could continue on forever – if I let it.
And I’ve recently made the conscious effort to turn off all of the Negative Nancies in my head and decided to be comfortable and confident with myself, as I am, right now. And mannnnnn does it feel good!
This alter ego persona that Stylish Sista started out as has really become me versus who I wanted to be. So, I’m excited for that. Excited to embrace that I have finally reached this level of comfort with myself in this part of my journey.
I am still and will always be working on my health. BUT I’m no longer doing it because of what someone else says I should look like. F that. My body is mine to cherish, FIRST. And from now on, I will not allow ANYONE to make me feel any less because I am plus-size, fat, curvy, or whatever you want to call it. *cues applause* *steps off soap box*
So if you are reading this, I am challenging YOU to do whatever it is that makes you feel beautiful where you are right now. For me, that is getting dolled up a doing a photo shoot. For you, it maybe singing, writing, working out, drawing! I don’t know!? BUT I sure will help you find out!* (*seriously message me on any platform if you want to legit what someone to talk to about this. I’M SERIOUS.)
Self-care and self-love are more important now than ever.
You can be the most beautiful person in the world and everybody sees light and rainbows when they look at you, but if you yourself don’t know it, all of that doesn’t even matter. Every second that you spend on doubting your worth, every moment that you use to criticize yourself; is a second of your life wasted, is a moment of your life thrown away. It’s not like you have forever, so don’t waste any of your seconds, don’t throw even one of your moments away.”
― C. JoyBell C.
With an overwhelming amount of hugs and kisses,