My name is Stephanie, and I am a plus size beauty/fashion blogger from
Chicago. I am also body positive and really love the community. I’ve
submitted myself to various body positive blogs and have met many
amazing people that I had the pleasure of connecting with. I truly
believe that the body positive community has made me feel better about
myself. It is so comforting to know that they’re people out there like
myself, and that I am not alone.
Since I’ve been getting more into blogging, I have recieved many
messages from people who are struggling with body image and just want
someone to talk too. I always keep my ask open because of this and reply
to people as quickly as I can. Unfortunately, I am not all knowing of
everything and feel that I can’t really help some people. I’ve been
wresling ideas about how to deal with this, and finally decided on
making a tinychat. I think this would be the best solution, because
it’ll be a place where people can come, share their stories, and connect
with other people…In real time!
A little information about tinychat, if you don’t know. Tinychat is
basically a chat room that is capable of holding a mass amount of
people. The people that join the room can broadcast themselves via
webcam or just by using their voice. It’s not a requirement to broadcast
yourself, if you don’t feel comfortable its totally ok! I’ll be
broadcasting myself via webcam and voice(maybe…I distest my voice but
I’ll try xD). You can also upload youtube videos so we could have music
in the background, or just play funny videos.
My main goal for this room is just to have people connect with each
other and feel like they’re not alone. Because I know that feeling all
too well. It isn’t fun.
So if this feels like something you’ll be interested, then please follow
my tumblr so you’ll see the post on when it’ll go live. I’m still weary
of the date and time, so if you have any suggestions then send me a
message! Right now, I’m thinking about saturday evening.
Thanks for reading, and I hope to see you there!
Love you all,
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! ;)
Satisfaction feels really, really good.
I’m just happy. And I love myself now more than ever before.
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.