Hey! I’m Nena, 22 years old, Toronto, Canada
Ive never been a skinny girl, but recently lost 50 pounds, and though I’ve put a bit back on I’m still so proud of myself and its motivated me to stay active and healthy. Healthy doesnt mean skinny! And health is the most important thing
I love seeing beautiful pictures of REAL/AVERAGE girls on your blog, thanks ;)
Hi :) My name is Amber. I am around 180lbs. and a size 12. I can hardly remember a time when I didn’t hate my body. I have a hormone issue that makes it difficult for me to lose weight, and while this always angered me, lately things are starting to change. With the help of friends, family, and many curve-loving blogs such as this one, I am starting to see every imperfection as a beautiful part of my individuality. And I couldn’t be happier!
hello, my name is Caitlin. Since I’ve entered adulthood, I have always feared the dreaded “slutty” halloween parties. I’ve never had the confidence to dress up, so I’d always be something that required full body coverage, examples: a boy, a doctor instead of nurse, or a potato, (yes, I said potato) just to name a few. This year I decided to branch out and be the best Sgt. Love I could be. I have never felt so beautiful and comfortable in my own skin, and I cannot wait to push the limit once again next year.
I am an 18 yr old, bi college student from NYC.
"I was always, quote-unquote, thicker than all my girlfriends," she says, "and at times in high school I was called ‘thunder thighs.’ But my whole family is curvy, and we’re all confident about our bodies. Our parents taught us that if we weren’t, no one else would be confident in us." In 6th grade, big-boned turned into sexy. And by age 15, after a photographer spotted her, Graham started getting gigs. "When I was in YM magazine, the girls in school said, ‘You’re not a real model; you’re a fat model.’ But I was like, ‘Look it, I got paid for that job.’" As soon as she graduated, she beelined to New York.
Ashley Graham during a 2010 interview with Shine.
Submitted by Hannah, a big supporter of our blog!
" I am a teenager, I am 5ft 4”, I am a size 6 although I am pear shaped so I am curvy (and proud!).
I hate the idea of being stick thin and I love that your blog shows girls that people that people can still be beautiful with healthy bodies.
You have gained a #1 fan from me!”
“It’s a bit prejudiced. I mean, the Victoria’s Secret girls can flounce around in their panties all day long, But when there’s a bigger woman, with a little bit extra, they snip it out immediately. Honestly, it’s sad. It’s sad to me. I feel sad for all the women that are plus-sized … I think the majority of women in America are my size, 12, 14, 16 and they want to see themselves on television, they want to see themselves being beautiful in a bra and underwear.” - Ashley Graham
“I love food and hate exercise. I don’t have time to workout… I don’t want to be on the cover of Playboy or Vogue. I want to be on the cover of Rolling Stone or Q. I’m not a trend-setter… I’m a singer… I would rather weigh a ton and make an amazing album than look like Nicole Richie and do a shit album. My aim in life is never be skinny.” - Adele
"I love seeing Lady Gaga’s boobs and bum. I love seeing Katy Perry’s boobs and bum. Love it! But that’s not what my music’s about. I don’t make music for eyes, I make music for ears." - Adele
"The focus on my appearance has really surprised me. I’ve always been a size 14 to 16, I don’t care about clothes, I’d rather spend my money on cigarettes and booze." - Adele