From left to right: Curvy Jada Sezer, Rachel Hollis from The Chic Site, me, and bodybuilder Dana Linn Bailey.
Is it just me or does it seem like the talk of who's a real woman will never end? There seems to always be some degree of shaming going around-whether its fitshaming or fatshaming, shaming is happening amongst us women. We post a picture of what we feel the ideal body type is and dub it as being "real." Nothing wrong with that.
What is wrong, is when you say THIS is real and the other body types are clearly wrong. I see this everyday and it is just so sad. ALL WOMEN ARE REAL. It does not matter if you are plus sized, have some extra loose skin and stretch marks, bounced back right after birth, or have huge muscles. Just because you do not agree with a body type, does not mean it is wrong. ALL shapes and sizes are equally so gorgeous.
There will always be haters. There will always be jealousy. But, regardless of how you look, confidence and the ability to rock out-in your own skin-is SUPER HOT! That is shit that you cannot buy in stores or see a plastic surgeon about.
Real women have curves.
Real women have stretch marks.
Real women have loose skin.
Real women have abs.
Real women have muscles.
Real women are whatever the hell they want to be.
Embrace what makes you, you. Don't let anyone shame you and mostly do not shame anyone else.
Embrace all women of different shapes and sizes.
Because we are all real.