Something I really believe in is that everyone should have a positive body image. Whether you’re skinny, average or chubby – I think we should all learn to view our bodies in a positive light.
Now, this isn’t easy – and it’s something I struggle with myself every day.
I’ve never been a skinny girl, but after I got sick a few years ago the pounds have piled on – and I’m having a hard time accepting the way I look today. I want to though. I want to believe that I can be pretty and look good no matter what size I wear.
It’s just not that easy. But I’m working on it. I want to feel confident – and it shouldn’t have to do with weight. I wasn’t feeling very confident when I was a lot smaller than I am now – and so I think that I need to learn to love myself no matter what.
Ironically I think other women are gorgeous at all sizes. I’m envious of the singer Beth Ditto because she has so much confidence. She doesn’t care about her size, and I think she’s beautiful.
It’s something I need to work on. Because I don’t want to one day have a daughter and have my own insecurities rub off on her. And so I’m resolving to learn to love myself – whether I stay this size, lose weight, gain weight. You name it – I am going to friggin’ love myself.