Do you know what I hate seeing? I hate seeing women being ashamed and/or apologizing for their bodies. I know too many women who I seriously think are just stunning with KILLER bodies – curvy women, strong women, tall women – who don’t see what I see at all.
I compliment them (this is so important to me!), and they oftentimes get uncomfortable. They wince their faces, roll their eyes, and laugh while saying “thanks.” They don’t see what I see.
I know ladies that I love and adore who think that because they have bigger calves or thighs, they shouldn’t wear shorts. Some that call their stomachs tires, or their arms bat wings. I know brave and loving women who are ashamed of their cellulite, stretch marks, or under-butts (I call this my second butt – the “rolls” I have under my booty cheeks because they can’t be perfectly perky due to GRAVITY). And these women? They’re extraordinary.
The reality is that we all have moments where we wish we could be more curvy like Bebe Rexha, tall like Chrissy Teigen, have our best friend’s boobs even though they insist they’re not what they once were before kids (okay, just me?). But almost daily, I am in awe of how beautiful somebody is, and it’s very obvious that I’m NOT looking at “perfect” celebrities all day.
I see women come and go in the gym, in the grocery store, and at parks.
I see women following their own fashion rules, women who wear gorgeous makeup, and women who only wear their smiles.
I see women with dreadlocks, women with short, silver hair, and women with tattoos.
I constantly see BEAUTY! No body shape is the sole “woman” body type. DAMNIT, y’all are SENSATIONAL and y’all are ROCKSTARS capable of so much more than feeling tethered down because you don’t see your body for everything that it IS!
We deserve better for ourselves! It’s time to love your body, blissfully and fully!!