Size 16 Aussie.
Shithouse qual photo, but whatever.
I took this the other day while trying to decide what the fuck to wear to my fiancee’s graduation ceremony. So often I hate on myself, but today I thought fuck that. That caustic mindset is doing nothing for me. Loving yourself is the hardest thing to do, yet the most liberating.
I’m a long way off liberation. But I’m trying
I’m 16, I weigh 185lbs, I am 5’7”, and I wear a 34DD. I used to hate how I looked I would cry myself to sleep over my body. It all seems silly now looking back on that. I am more than happy with my body and where I am today. All it takes is to realize you’re perfect just the way you are and there are millions of people out there that will back you up on that. xx
I couldn’t have said it better myself. You are a beautiful soul and really grasp the concept of real beauty and acceptance. Congratulations!
Welcome to the Revolution!
It’s important to realize that what you see isn’t always real. I find it incredibly hard to remind myself that the images I see in magazines are photoshopped and edited by professionals because what I do see, I want to believe is real. I want to believe it’s achievable. Why? Because I find it beautiful, attractive, and coveted. I fall into the media trap just as millions of others do. We have to become aware and willing to look at the beautiful models and images and say, “This is a product. This is a message. This is a lie. This does not have to be me.”
^^ Hell yes ^^
Slowly, but surely, accepting my body.
This is alarming to me.
This is a woman who is often regarded as one of the most influential women in the world, who has had so much success in the media and in the public forum.
And yet, we still talk at length about her weight?
Does it not matter that Oprah came from a background of difficulty and, through her own works and merits, has become one of the most wealthy people in the world? Does it not matter that she uses her influence for the benefit of others, that Oprah continually gives towards charities, that Oprah has frequently stood in support of the LGBT community, that Oprah has been a force for change for women in America?
After all that, is her worth still influenced by how she looks and what she weighs?
That’s appalling to me. I am properly disgusted that anyone can dare discredit anyone so successful on the basis of her appearance.
As a leader, I wish she’d be more aware of the dangers of obsessing about body size and weight. So if she goes back and forth between losing and gaining the same 30 pounds, will she always have this battle with her weight displayed on her magazine cover? Wouldn’t it be so nice if she released a cover with a headline that said, 'How I learned to love my body and stop obsessing about my weight.' She looks absolutely beautiful at any size! And she’ll always be one of the most successful women in history, regardless of how much space she takes up in the world!
Amazing, isn’t it? That a woman who “has it all” still feels shamed into losing weight…