Yesterday I was working through the email I had received with new posts on other blogs, and I gasped when I saw Honey’s Sinful Sunday post. I haven’t even read the words yet, but the photo… yes! So beautiful, so sexy! Then I read the words and I knew Honey was right: we need to embrace ourselves and live life positively, for as far as possible.
I looked through the images I have taken during my self photography sessions and decided to share three that have been taken directly after each other. These are images I was not going to share, but following in Honey’s footsteps, here they are…
I look at these images and ask myself if I like what I see. The answer is yes, even though I do see that my tummy is too big and I have fat rolls. Even then, I like what I see.
So why did I not want to share these images? If I look deep in my heart, one of the main reasons are that I am ‘afraid’ or ‘worried’ about the comments I will get. What if people don’t like these images? What if they think I am not sexy in these? Then I think of Honey’s photo, and of other ‘larger’ women (I am sure this is one of those words Honey referred to when she said there’s a whole different vocabulary for fat people), and I remember how much I love those… love those because of the softness of their bodies, the beautiful curves, the boldness of sharing, the love and pride they have for their bodies.
And, then I ask myself, why shouldn’t I feel like that too?
Here’s to more positivity for my own body, something I have started with in February and want to keep up, because, even though I am overweight, I feel sexy! I am sexy!
© Rebel’s Notes