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Size and Self-Acceptance Starts with You

What do you know about size acceptance? This is a topic, not only in the plus community, that pretty much wreaks havoc everywhere. Regardless, of how small, big, tall, or short you are-we should learn to love ourselves and others around us.

Starting today, the Lingerie Loves Your Curves-A Size Acceptance Charity Drive is ready to spread the word of size and self-acceptance. It’s a two week “blogathon” event that is based on the much needed philosophy of health at ever size.

Let’s fight back against industries that make money from women’s lack of self-esteem, and share our stories so that we can help empower women everywhere. Let’s celebrate our curves!

You and I both know how the media affects us and how we look at our bodies. Of course, I believe that accepting your body and yourself, starts at very young age. What our youth see portrayed in the media as “beautiful” plays a large part of how they view themselves. I’m no psychologist, but it just makes sense.

Growing up, I was surrounded by healthy curvaceous women, but I was also consumed by those teen magazines. I wanted to look like the girl dating my favorite star. And like a lot of young women, I thought I was fat and not pretty enough. Today, I love my body more than I ever have. Unfortunately, I still have moments when I wish I could lose a few pounds, but then I have to myself why? Is it for health or appearance reasons?

I tell myself that there are no “mistakes” in creation. I’m beautiful inside and out.

Accepting our own bodies and appearance is where it all starts. Once we do that, then the rest will fall into place.

The Lingerie Loves Your Curves-A Size Acceptance Charity is sponsored by About Curves and runs until August 21st. Get involved here.

 

 

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  • http://buscandotacones.blogspot.com Berta De La Garza

    Monique! I could not agree more. I am so happy that you chose to promote this charity drive, and for that purpose I too chose to tag along….I have been trying to write a blog on many issues we, as women, face. Because we are not just women we are many woman of many races that experience this very idea in different ways. Id love some feedback when you get the opportunity. Thank you again for choosing to promo this event.

    Sincerely otro blogista:
    Buscando Tacones.

    • Monique Frausto

      You’re very welcome! It’s something that means a lot to me. I love your point of you view!!

  • http://100percentpeople.com Matt Peacock

    I am with you on this, its important to remember that men are affected by size acceptance as well. We don’t get the media coverage (although women’s size acceptance doesn’t get enough anyway) and we have to deal with mens magazines showing us how we ‘should’ look. Be happy, feel good and be excited about who you are!!

    • Monique Frausto

      Yes!! An amazing point! I really hope the media pays attention to this! I am actually going to start featuring men’s fashion on this blog as well. :)) Stay tuned!!

  • http://www.fatgirlsfit.com Lizzy

    Love this post, love your positive attitude! Am off to the link right NOW!

    • Monique Frausto

      Thank you sooooo much!!

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  • http://fernanda-abocadejarro.blogspot.com María Fernanda Paz

    I love your post! And I totally agree that pride starts when we become fully aware that lots of money is made every day by engrossing the big business of dissatisfaction, of making us all feel somewhat “deviant” in the world of illusion created by the mass media. There are all sorts that never seem to fit in, and many profit from their desperate need to do so. Being able to see that is being able to see the whole picture, and the whole picture necessarily includes the self.
    I do celebrate my and your and our curves, which many times I’ve felt ashamed of and gone on endless stupid and harmful diets to get rid of, since in my country, though many have little quality food to feed themeselves, many others, who are better off, try hard to look thin, as that is the standard of beauty which is imposed on us. Quite a paradox, don’t you think? Thank you for your making people see that real beuty comes from the inner self, from acceptance, from true self-esteem!
    Best regards,
    Fer.

    • Monique Frausto

      Thank you for the amazing comment!!

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