#IamEnough is a self love campaign by Flabulous in collaboration with Colourpop.lk ,Tz on insta accessories and the silk body to create a movement within women to voice out body positive messages. We are sharing our favorites on our blog!
Ever since I could remember, according to everyone else, being "fat" was my problem. Receiving compliments always seemed to come with a good figurative bash to my confidence.
They'd say things like, "You look good in that dress, It makes you look thin!" or "You've got beautiful features, just lose some weight and you'd be perfect."
But why couldn't a complement just be what it was meant to be instead of being an opportunity for others to tell me to change or "fix" myself? As a 'big' girl I'm sure other queen's like myself go through issues like this on a day to day basis.
Being constantly told that I'm not enough for myself, not enough for most around me and not enough to fit into a silly little box that society created to define "beauty".
All this ruthless criticism just because I’m just different from others? Now this is the type of attitude that should be labelled as unacceptable.
One of my favourite authors, J. K. Rowling once said,
"Is fat really the worst thing a human being can be? Is fat worse than vindictive, jealous, shallow, vain, boring, evil, or cruel? Not to me."
What she said honestly makes too much sense to ignore. We have to see past these type of narrow minded opinions and believe that the best opinion about myself should be my own. Because that's the only one that really matters. With all the pain and hatred in the world, I will not add to it by putting myself down and convincing myself to believe what society wants me to believe.
Honestly though? I'm perfectly amazing just the way I am. No one has the power to make me feel differently unless I give them that power. So I definitely won't be doing that any more.
I am fat; yes, and that is beautiful. Sure I've got flaws but so does everyone else on the planet. My weight doesn't dull my beautiful features; no, they actually enhance them. I am curvy and full and have the 'assets' that tons of thin girls want. I. Am. Perfectly. Enough.
Be confident in yourself and flaunt those curves. Make it obvious to the haters that their negative opinions don't interest you and won't bring you down. Speak your truth.
"I'm a big girl with a big heart and I am perfectly amazing just the way I am".