I love wearing skirts or dresses, they just simply make me feel beautiful. However it took one boy in 9th grade to burst my bubble. Why did he burst my bubble? He told me my legs were as big as tree trunks! #rude! That little cretin made me realize that my body was different than the rest of the girls around me. I mean I have to be honest I have big thighs, my hips don’t lie, and my booty … let’s just say it’s present in this world. After that realization I noticed how young women are bombarded with images of skinny girls as the ideal of beautiful and how I would never fit in with that equation. Needless to say this realization made me feel uncomfortable in my own skin. From then on I noticed how no matter how skinny I was I was always the biggest girl in the in the group pictures. Jean shopping to this day is a pain 😓 as my size fluctuates depending on the style of the pant and I have to decide if I want wear a size that fits my waist but makes my thighs feel like their being tortured by a medieval device or wear a size up which fit my legs great but my waistline is one size too big 🙈. Needless to say I was born in an era of skinny girls, where fashion does not account for my ever-present curves. However I knew that this negative thinking of my body had to stop and slowly but surely I came to be at peace with my body. I have curves and those curves make me beautiful. I actually now excersise to give my curves love! I squat to make my booty nice and perky and my thighs big and strong. #proudthickfitchick 💃🏽 I hope young girls today never get to question their beauty or dislike their body as I did at a time. Although our society has a long way to go to make sure everyone feels beautiful and cherished I think lately small steps towards that goal have been made. In the fashion world some countries are requiring models to have be at a healthy weight to be able to walk the runway, on the screen there has been a more diverse representation (aka more curvy women on film) and in the music industry artist like JLO, Beyoncé, and Demi Lovato have made curvy girls feels beautiful by representing them. All I can say is this. my curves used to bother me when I was in a group picture but now I love my curves and would never part with them because what once used to set me apart is now, in my mind,what makes my stand out. To so all my big legged, hipped and bootied girls out there…love your Curvylicious body!