Up Close & Personal

A woman without curves is like a road without bends…
You might get to your destination quicker, but the ride is boring as hell…

In the first of this month, Honey wrote a piece that really struck me. It actually didn’t start there… it started when she tweeted one of the pics in her post. The moment I saw the image and looked up her body, over her tummy towards her breasts, I liked it. I didn’t see Fat, like she wrote later in her post, I saw sexy.

It was in that moment that I realized a lot of things…

I have come to a point in my life where I am more accepting of myself than I have ever been. I have always accepted others the way they are, whether thin or not, but I never accepted myself in the same way. That moment, looking at Honey’s post and later, reading her words, I realize that despite the fact that I am overweight, despite the fact that my body is riddled with stretch marks, despite the huge scar on my tummy… yes, despite any- and everything, I am actually quite happy with myself. I have finally accepted that this is who I am. This doesn’t mean that I don’t still want to lose weight, that I don’t want to be fitter, that I will not keep on showing my best sides on photos.

But today is different… today I show you some of my flaws, up close and personal.

curves, up close and personal
There’s just something in this picture I really love, but I can’t tell you what it is… I just love it.

© Rebel’s Notes

13 thoughts on “Up Close & Personal

  1. I adore this image and this post. You are so utterly beautiful with all of your scars and curves. I think that you know that I find you beautiful. Thank you for your words too. They mean a lot. Xx

  2. No flaws there! I love this though as it made me reflect on my own body. I’m bigger, rounder, curvier and heavier than I’ve ever been in my life so far and sometimes I don’t mind, other times I catch sight of myself and recoil slightly in unrecognition. I need to foster more self acceptance this way, thank you for sharing x

  3. I love this picture, I’ve struggled with weight for over 40 years and the ten years I spent in the Air Force I was on the weight control program. Thank you for sharing.

  4. You look great and I too have become more accepting of myself as the years have gone by. I think that shines through and radiates a confidence – like in your shot here x

  5. You know what I love about this image Marie, you are showing us a lot, but you are also not showing us everything and it makes me feel very teased and more than a little curious :p

    I’m a big fan of all kinds of bodies, the main thing that draws me to someone is when they are comfortable in their own skin and their inner light shines out. To me, those things are super sexy and you’ve nailed them both in this image xxx

  6. You are right and wrong. I love curvy women as I love slender ones. Both sexy and both adorable and both so temptatious… If they feel like it and I feel it in them. It’s all about your self-image and about the connection between you and you partner(s).
    That being said, I really like your curves!

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