Hi everyone! I am Emily.
Daughter. Girlfriend. Sister. chubby bunny. Size 24. Photographer. Closet Gamer. Food enthusiast. Weight loss story.
Just to name a few.
My passion is Photography. I specialize in portraits and there is no better feeling in the world then knowing that I made someone feel beautiful. I would do it for free all the time if it was not for the pile of bills! Anyways, I found this blog and wanted to share with anyone that reads this an idea that I have. I have always been bothered by the photographers that advertise, only wanting size zero models, no tattoos, no piercings. While those women are just as beautiful as we are, why just them? Why do photographers not want to emphasize a body positive atmosphere.
So I decided that I am going to start a movement among photographers., and ladies I need your help spreading the word! I want to do photographic ad campaign that shows everyone that it’s ok to be different. Different is good, whether it be size, sexual orientation, race ect…. we are all made equal.
To help, I have attached a link to my go fund me page in order to get this project started. You do not have to donate but please take a moment to check it out and see if it is something you can help with! Donating is not the only way you can help! Please feel free to follow me and chat with me about your ideas! And please take a moment to reblog this and see how many people we can get to support this amazing cause!
You are all amazing and beautiful! <3
Julia, 25 years and from Germany…
So I’m getting more and more confident with my body and myself and I felt so pretty yesterday, that I had to take a pic and share it….
Feel free to say hi: http://pinkflamingoclouds.tumblr.com/
I’m super new to this world, well, besides being a lurker. Here’s to my first time posting on here and tumblr for that matter. I feel excited and exposed, but in a positive way!!!
Ani, age 22, US 12 (I apologize in advance if this message is crazy long! haha!)
(TRIGGER WARNING: mention of eating disorders, and depression)
Hey beautiful bunnies!
I’ve been meaning to submit for a while, but couldn’t seem to get the courage to do it. So this time, I’m only posting a face shot. I’ve been in a bit of a rut, personally, so I decided I needed to take a step forward, even if I’m not where I want to be emotionally. You all inspire me so much!
I’ve always struggled with my weight and my self esteem. I was raised by an anorexic mother, and tiny little petite sisters, and it really instilled a skewed idea of what I should be in my head.
I weigh the most I ever have in my life, but I realized that at my smallest, I was even more miserable(which is a whole story in and of itself! Maybe another time), and I didn’t get to that small of a weight by healthy means. As much as I hurt my body, it was my mind that I hurt the most. It’s been the past three or four years that I’ve gained the majority of the weight, and I’ve beat myself up about it relentlessly, to the point of depression and self-hatred. My husband has done everything he can to help, but he can’t fix a problem that is mine.
I kept waiting for something to happen, something that would inspire me to kick my butt into gear and become model skinny, and then I would be amazing and wonderful and perfect and worthy of love! ‘Cause that’s how it works, right? But then something did happen that inspired me, but not in the way I expected. One of my amazing sisters has five kids, they are all tiny petite, and will likely grow to be very small people, however, the second to youngest is a carbon copy of me. She’s already outgrowing her older siblings and is just a solid little girl. She’s beautiful and perfect, and sees no problem with being bigger than her siblings. Her siblings never seem to notice much or care that she’s bigger, either(my sister has been very careful to keep them away from things that promote body negativity). My darling little niece also thinks I’m perfect and beautiful and loves me exactly how I am, she loves that she takes after me. It hit me that she can never hear me say negative things about myself. She already knows that she is my mini-me, and I don’t want her to see a negative example from me, I refuse to teach her self hatred/shame. And the same to my other nieces and nephews, I don’t want them to see their auntie hating herself, I have the chance to be a positive example, and to teach that all bodies are beautiful.
It was a wake-up call that I need to work on getting my mind healthy. There are little, impressionable eyes watching, and I won’t contribute to them having the struggles I’ve had. I owe it to myself to love me!! I’ve always found women of all body types to be beautiful, and now it’s time for me to practice what I preach. I work to tell myself only positive, uplifting things, and wearing whatever I want, regardless what others may potentially think. I still have my bad days, but they are getting less and less.
Thank you all for being so awesome and inspiring! You are all amazing and beautiful and I look up to you lovely ladies! I love this blog, it makes my life better. Thanks for reading!!
Feel free to shoot me a message anytime!
US size 24/18 years old
Yesterday I wore a form fitting dress for the first time in years and I felt so hot, back rolls and all.
I’ve suffered with confidence issues for the longest time- as well as an ED recovery, and this space has helped me more than I can express.
You are all such wonderful people with so much to offer, keep on smiling. (:
My name is Bella and this is my third submission. I am a size 20/22 and this is the first bikini I wore outside my house. I felt really empowered to have sunlight hit parts of my body that it had never touched before. I really love meeting new people so feel free to find me at http://bellaenchantedx.tumblr.com/
size 14 and still beautiful all the way from Canada!
Thank you so much all of you for being such an amazing inspiration to me. You’ve made the adventure of loving myself that much easier, and I want to personally thank each and every one of you!
CHUBBY IS FABULOUS! KISS MY FAT ASS!
Love you girls! xo
UK size 18-20
First submission! It took a lot of courage to post this but I felt cute.
Feel free to come and say hi! :3
hey! my name is amber i’m a US size 18-22 depending on store and stuff
i’ve had a lot of problems in my life with my image and weight and things and every day is a struggle but im trying very hard to be positive about myself and these are probably the first pictures i’ve ever taken of myself that i feel really really good in so!! it’s getting better i hope!! :~) have a good day!! :~)
Chelsi. 22. Size: USA 24
I used to hate wearing dresses as a kid & was extremely self conscious in them, and use to only wear baggy clothes that suffocate me and hid my body. Recently they’re all I buy & want to wear though, it’s so uplifting when I forget what other people might think & just embrace what I like. I’m so thankful for the body positive community (specifically on Tumblr) for reversing the effect that years of verbal abuse from my own family had on me & for teaching me to be confident. I will be forever indebted to all of you beautiful people & will never forget the huge impact this community has made in my life ! <3
Feel free to drop by and say hi, &/or follow me :)
"Life is too short to spend another day at war with yourself."