Society's standard of the "Perfect Body"
The photo is GREAT but I want y’all to read MY CAPTION! I am not only a black woman but one that comes with a lot of curves. To some my curves are intimidating and offensive for others my curves are embraced and loved. For me my curves are apart of who I am and will always be. Even in middle school I was the curvaceous friend. I got teased for my curves, and bullied for them (I can’t make this up). I remember being insecure most of my school years cause I couldn’t fit into the size 5 jeans or shop at a store called 5-7-9 that all my friends could get cute clothes from, but I couldn’t because I wasn’t any of those sizes. I remember being told “you can’t wear that because it wouldn’t look the same on you as it does for me”. I remember asking Victoria Secret ten years ago if they carried plus size clothing and their response was “We will Never carry plus sizes” (the irony in this statement gets me every time) Even as a adult before the plus size fashion industry is what it is now, it was so hard to find something flattering that didn’t look like a garbage bag. Now fast forward to 2020 we have the options to slay. However there is still MANY people who get uncomfortable when a women like myself wears swim suits such as the one I am wearing in this very photo (remind you this isn’t even a bikini just a two piece) , shorts etc or anything that would be socially acceptable for a women with a smaller frame. And I have a MAJOR issue with that. This is why I am not only unapologetically black but unapologetically thick and curvy. That’s one of the many reasons I am excited to be in the running for Ms. Full-Figured GA Pageant. This organization embodies and represents women of all curvy shapes and sizes who are fierce, beautiful, and represent a culture of beauties that embrace their curves. The funny thing is, this swimsuit was my initial swimsuit to be worn during my pageant but I choose a different one instead. I will always and forever be a body positive advocate. Representing and Advocating for those who have been told throughout the years that they should carry their curves in shame because their body doesn’t look a certain way. 📸 by @idajohnphoto
Make-up by Alba