Beautiful girl… that’s what I see

One day I decided that I was beautiful, and so I carried out my life as if I was a beautiful girl. I wear colors that I really like, I wear makeup that makes me feel pretty, and it really helps. It doesn’t have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see. Your body is your temple, it’s your home, and you must decorate it.

~ Gabourey Sidibe

I remember the day I took this photo – a day on which I felt good about myself. I wanted to convey a message to the camera: I am a beautiful girl.

Now I know, I can hardly call myself a girl seeing that a week from today I turn 54. But hey, even a woman in middle age can describe herself as a beautiful girl, right? This image is part of my journey of positivity and self-acceptance, which is as freeing as it sounds.

Looking at this image, I see my strong legs, the line of my body with a hint of tattoos, and my beautiful round bottom. But I also see the playful dimple in my back, and the fierceness of my shoulder. I see my hair cascading down my back; the hair I am so proud of.

But most of all, I see the determination in the expression of my body, in the way I present myself to the camera, and I once more hear those words: I am a beautiful girl.

An image of me, leaning away from the camera, wearing only knickers, and when I look at it, I see a beautiful girl.

© Rebel’s Notes


22 thoughts on “Beautiful girl… that’s what I see

  1. Wonderful image and you should be proud of your hair – I envy it. Love your stance and the words are fabulous! All round great post lol
    May xx

    1. Thank you, May. Soon I can go to the hairdressers again to get my hair cut a bit, as it’s much needed 😉 xox

  2. You are truly a BBW, never let it be said otherwise. My sub/slave is no stick figure & i never want her to be. I tell her to maintain her weight so she is healthy.

    1. I never want to be a stick figure too, and prefer my weight at where it is now. Yes, when it runs up I try to get it down again, but I never want to be a stick figure again. Thank you for your comment 🙂

  3. I love this Marie, both your picture and your words. I aspire to be more like you in terms of the way that you see yourself. Missy x

    1. Thank you, Missy. It was a long process, and I really wish for you to see yourself the way others see you. You really are beautiful! xox

    1. I never want to stop with it, as I have been negative about myself for too many years.

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