Friday, 22 August 2014

#bodyUNashamed

When I first saw Naomi from Bewitchery's #bodyUNashamed blog post, I knew I wanted to be involved in this project and spreading the word for a better body image. Penny from Lillies and Love started this project to promote positivity and to try to get the message across that what is in the media is completely unobtainable, the models in these shoots don't even look like that. Search #bodyUNashamed on social media to find posts from other bloggers.

Body shaming is a huge issue in the world today and we have all been made to feel less than perfect in some way or another at some point in our lives. The media doesn't help with this, with their constant berating of celebrities bodies, too fat, too thin, and their promotion of perfect size zero bodies. This has led to a society where children still in their single age figures develop body dismorphia, eating disorders and even worse, cases of suicide. It is something we need to fight.

In the media at the moment I really like Jennifer Lawrence, she is gorgeous, she is curvy and she is outspoken about how against body shaming she is. She has refused to change her weight and body shape for any role and was quoted as saying 'if we're regulating cigarettes and sex and cuss words, because of the effect they have on our younger generation, why aren't we regulating things like calling people fat?' and she loves food, junk food, all food, nom.


Plus she is super quirky and weird and that is what I love in people, don't be afraid to be yourself, ever. Especially if you are weird, weird is wonderful

I have had body issues since I was a tween, children can be really cruel and because I had curves early (mostly bum) I was often called fat, I wasn't fat at all but this set me off on a body image spiral very early on. I'm now overweight (not hugely but enough) and have been since I gave birth to my son, but because of my sickuation, it is very difficult and painful to exercise and i refuse to go on some yo-yo fad diet.

When I emailed across to take part, all the participating bloggers had already been paired off, so I got to choose who I wanted and I knew straight away that I should ask the awesome sauce Sarah Jane from Kitten Nails. Kitten Nails was one of the first blogs I started reading and Sarah Jane was one of the first people that started talking to me.


The gorgeous Sarah Jane

So here are the 3 things that I find beautiful about Sarah Jane:

1. Her eyes are absolutely gorgeous. Especially in this photo, they are so intense and that eye make up just makes it even more so. 

2. Sarah Janes makeup skills are awesome. You can see in this photo that she looks somewhat like the gorgeous Kat Dennings (another gorgeous curvy chick I love) and she does amazing nerdy inspired make up that always makes me wish I wasn't an absolute noob when it comes to full face make up.

3. She is a gamer, a geek, a nerd, and she's not afraid to show it. She works in the video game industry which is awesome and obviously took a lot of hard work and I admire her for that.

Now onto 3 things about me:

1. My eyes, it's totally acceptable that I said eyes for both of us and in no way cheating. I love eyes, I think everyone has beautiful eyes, they are the window to the soul after all. I have always like my eyes and for a while, when I wore make up, it was only eye makeup, just to make them pop. My inner iris, just around the the pupil is brown and then is spikes off and the rest of it is green.

2. My nerdisms! I'll express my nerdisms wherever and whenever I want. Everyone should, normal is boring and we all have our little quirks that should be shown off to the world. Yes, I'm 28 and wearing a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shell backpack, but that's how I roll!

3. My resilience. I've been through some tough times and no matter how many times I get knocked down, I always get back up and fight on. Even if I am not happy with my outward appearance, I love who I am and that is all that matters.

I really hope more people start doing #bodyUNashamed posts and that people start realising, who you are is beautiful no matter what size or shape and no one has the right to make you feel less than what you are, which is amazing!

:)x



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