I was doing my thing, you know, scrolling and reblogging my way through my dash when I came across this blog not even 10 minutes ago. I clicked into it and was greeted by big women, plus sized models, and obese nudes. I looked at this entire blog, right down to the first post, and i must say, it was a downright relief to me.
Ever since I was a little girl, I had struggled with my body image. Whether it be from media, friends, or even immediate family members, I always got the vibe that in order to be beautiful, I needed to be smaller than a size 6. Now, I am of hispanic decent, so the natural build for women is a lot of junk in the trunk and thunder thighs to boot, so I have always been curvy, but to hear that I needed to wear the plus size version of pants, or not wear a belly showing bathing suit, or be told to put on a different shirt because it showed that I didn’t take pride in my body and therefore should be punished and nagged for it is what killed my self esteem right at the end of elementary school. What a way to start off. Anyways, back to now.
What I love about fatbodies is that all of those women don’t seem to care about outside opinions, they seem so confident, and they own their bodies. That right there is such an awesome idea to me that it drove me to write this. I just wish that it wasn’t an awesome idea, that there didn’t need to be a reason for me, or any girl or boy for that matter, to need to be told that being overweight can be beautiful. It should be common fact.
Please please PLEASE don’t take this as a “skinny” or “fat” bashing rant, take this as a “society’s view on beauty” bashing rant. Nobody, whether they be 110 lbs. or 250 lbs. should feel less than. Screw that! I’m currently on a mission to retrain my brain on how to view things in a less harsh light, and I won’t lie, it’s hard, that’s 20 1/2 years of learning the wonky stuff, but it’s small things like fatbodies that help along the way.