I used to be really unhappy with how I looked at my freshmen prom… What was I thinking? I’m adorable! :)
(For the record, I’m the one in the purple!) :)
I went swimsuit shopping today. Normally, that’s the most surefire way to make me hate my body, but not anymore! I’ve always had a little extra stomach fat, and while I’ve slimmed out a little in the last year, that still holds true. My stomach was what I hated most about my body, and I made an effort to hide it, especially when I had to wear a swimsuit. This is the first time I’ve ever bought a suit that shows my stomach, which is a pretty big deal for me.
I’ve been making an effort to embrace the body I have, rather than thinking, “Well, my stomach would look okay if I lost 10 pounds.” (Which is how I used to think.)
And you know what? My tummy is cute how it is, and I’ve got a damn nice figure. This is the new me who likes my body and is confident enough to wear a bikini. Hell yeah!
Well, this is me. After seeing all of you beautiful brave souls post your bodies for the world to see, I couldn’t help but feel inspired to do the same. It took me a long time to finally accept the body that I have and feel comfortable in it. But I honestly have you all to thank, I love the fat positive community and I’m so happy that I no longer have to feel alone.
If you’re curious, I got this bra and panties at Lane Bryant (on sale too, girrrl! Better snatch those bras up!)
If you would like to talk to me, I’m always looking for new friends..
I used to be very insecure with my body. But now I make a point to love every inch of it. Love the vessel you’re in!
My first submission!
I’m Matt, I’m 19 years old from British Columbia.
I’ve had troubles with my body for years, but recently I’ve been able to love myself a bit more. I appreciate that blogs like this exist, and let people talk about themselves. It’s great to be able to view ourselves as imperfect humans. Our imperfections are what makes us us.
Yeah, I have a bit of a gut. Yeah, I’m pretty damn tall (6’7”). But that’s okay.
I posted this photo on my DeviantART as an ID, only to receive a whole ton of hate… regardless, I felt adorable and happy when it was taken, and feel now that, since it’s fat fashion month, I should submit it to some fat-positive blogs in rebuttal! ;)