Since I started blogging about plus size fashion and body positivity I’ve noticed something. I haven’t come across any haters. I had more haters when I was blogging about dating, people calling me a slut, an embarrassment, telling me to shove three dildos in my vagina, seriously!
I was more afraid to share a full length photo of myself than I was telling people about a recent date I’d been on, yet the haters and trolls don’t match my phobias.
It turns out after posting full length photos and almost a year ago posting swimwear photos the world did not end! I honestly thought it would. Especially posting these swimwear photos, it was one of the hardest things I’ve done, yet once it was done it was one of the easiest things.
For all the women out there embarrassed of their bodies or who think the world will end if a full length photo is posted on Facebook, you bare your arms in public or you choose to love your body instead of hate it – the world will not end.
If you go to the beach in swimmers or even a bikini – the world will not end. It truly honestly won’t.
Instead you’ll feel the waves on your skin and the sun on your shoulders. You won’t be dying of heat exhaustion because you prefer to cover up than done a swimsuit alone.
I really wanted to write about this as we start heading into warmer months. Years ago I dreaded spring and summer, the thought of sweltering under long sleeve shirts and jeans to hide my body was unbearable, miserably even.
The thing is if you do wear a singlet top or a pair of shorts, no one cares. The only one caring about the way your body looks is you (and the media but that’s a whole other kettle of fish).
This spring and summer I dare you not to care. To love yourself and be comfortable in your skin rather than wishing you were in someone else’s.
This year I decided to push myself further and bought a bikini – now it’s not quite warm enough yet but as soon as I bust that sucker out I’ll be sure to share photos!
Love your body, love yourself.