FASHION / BEAUTY
Fashion/Beauty information for SSBBWs/BBWs
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Being skinny doesn't mean disciplined and in good health, just as being a plus-size woman doesn't mean self-indulgent and in bad health. We, humans are made different; different shapes, sizes, colors, personalities; but still all beautiful and special.
Regardless of how we look, we are capable of doing whatever we set our minds to, wearing whatever we feel good in, and being whoever we want to be. "Fat Femme" yogi Jessamyn Stanley is proof of that. She challenges preconceived notions of what a Yoga body should look like after stumbling on Bikram yoga accidentally in 2011. She instantly fell in love with yoga, and is now a certified instructor, with over 160,000 Instagram followers.
The following are quotes and images from the beautifully flexible and confident Jessamyn Stanley:
|"We live in a society where we are trained to think that being overweight is wrong so people are going to stare at you."|
|"Our society throws crazy shade at anyone whose body differs from the models featured in Western media. The only thing that you can control is your reaction to that."|
|"There are a lot of things you learn as a larger-bodied person practising yoga - what to do with your stomach, what to do with your breasts"|
|"The only person in control of your life experience is you. "|
|"Your body is not standing in your way. Only your mind is standing in your way"|
|"I always tell people (especially women) to stop sending negative energy into their bodies and thoughts. That negative energy is responsible for all body unhappiness."|
Jessamyn Stanley is truly inspirational to women all over the world. She makes us believe we are capable of so much, celebrating and loving our bodies, with genuine appreciation.
As we go into the month of April, and the beginnings of Summer season, let's remember to live fearlessly, try new things, make bold decisions and live a life truly full of love. Doubt is the enemy and beauty shines from within! Have a good month! For more inspiration and to learn more about her, you can visit her website jessamynstanley.com, her Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
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Submitted by: Kelechi Udoagwu
Fat Positive Blogs
Blogs are a wonderful source of information. I have found them to be a useful Fat resource, especially when it comes to body positivity and fatshion. It is so helpful to see what clothes look like on bodies that are shaped like ours. It is also helpful to know that there are others out there who have the same life struggles that we have. You might get a different perspective on how to deal with things, based on the experiences of others.
I recently joined a group of plus size bloggers. We are taking one fashion topic a month and doing a blog hop. Our first topic was leggings. We all did a blog about it, linked our blogs, and published them at the same time. It is so great to see the many different ways an item can be worn on a fat person, from smaller plus to super plus.
Here is a link to my blog. In it, you will find the links to all the other blogs.
Here is a list of some fat positive blogs that might help you on your journey:
"Sing out loud in the car even, or especially, if it embarrasses your children."
"God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers."