This past week was super emotional for me. As Emily mentioned earlier in the week; I had some pretty awful things said about me when Yahoo covered one of my stories. I was obviously extremely hurt by some of these words, but I refused to let them win. The week ended with me flying to North Carolina with some of my favorite babes for a body positivity campaign. I can’t wait to tell you more about that, but in the meantime — let’s talk about body shaming. It’s a huge epidemic in society today, and it has to stop.
Being a body positive “influencer” (god, I hate that word) is not always a walk in the park. After all, I’m only human. I know that most women hate photos of themselves in swimsuits. I’m going out on a limb here and saying “I DO TOO!” Most of the time. It’s always such a stressful thing. The particular photos made me cry.
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People always think that my job as a fashion blogger is both easy and glamorous. I am here to tell you that it’s neither. Don’t get me wrong, I love it with my heart and soul, but sometimes the pressure of blogging does get to me. I never got to write more about my experience at the Reward Style Conference back at the end of last month because I was SO sick that week after. I only got to do a mini breakdown about the conference. But today, I want to talk about all of the feelings I had leading up to my trip to Dallas.
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I talk about body positivity a lot. But today, I’m going to keep it real with you. Sometimes it really just sucks to be “average.” I’m no waif, but I’m not plus sized. I’m strong AF, but I’m not fit. I’m not thin, I’m not fat… I don’t know what I am. But I really hate that I feel like I have to give myself a label.
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Bikini: Swimsuits for All
Dress: Swimsuits for All
Sunnies: Ray Ban
Hat: Eclectic Array (more on them soon!)
I am so excited to be sharing another swim post with you guys. You amazing comments and support on the last one were so amazing! It’s so nice to hear all of your amazing comments, and it makes me feel so much better to hear that I’m not the only one with certain insecurities when it comes to swimsuits. I was nervous when I ordered this high waisted bikini from Zappos. But, as it turns out, I was glad I took the risk.